Premier of Ontario – Première ministre de l’Ontario
December 12 – 20, 2017
A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM THE PREMIER
On behalf of the Government of Ontario, I am delighted to extend warm greetings to members of Ontario’s Jewish community as you celebrate Hanukkah.
The festival of Hanukkah tells a timeless story of how courage and conviction have the power to overcome adversity. As you gather with family and friends to mark the Festival of Lights, may you be inspired by the triumph of faith over oppression, and of light over darkness.
The lighting of the menorah in homes and public spaces reminds us of our collective obligation to combat the darkness of prejudice and hatred — and spread the light of tolerance and respect.
I would like to thank Ontario’s Jewish community for all they have brought to our multicultural and multifaith success story. Your talents and skills have energized our economy, enhanced our arts, and enriched our pool of knowledge. More than that, your tradition of giving back to the community and tikkun olam acknowledge our collective responsibility to address social injustice and build a better world.
I wish all of you a joyous Hanukkah! Chag Chanukah Sameach.
Kathleen Wynne Premier