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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada to mark the beginning of Passover

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark the beginning of Passover:

“Tonight at sundown, Jewish families and friends across Canada and around the world will gather to observe the beginning of Passover.

“Passover commemorates the Exodus and liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. Over the next two nights, Jewish families and friends will gather to share traditional seder meals, during which the story of Exodus is contemplated.