Statement by NDP Leader Tom Mulcair on the death of Shimon Peres

Today the world has lost Shimon Peres, a man whose commitment to a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians earned him a Nobel peace prize.

I had a chance to meet with President Peres in Israel, and when he visited Ottawa. We talked about how peace was possible and why it was necessary. I remember the clarity of his vision and the depth of his commitment to a future where young Israelis and Palestinians could cooperate to build a better world.

This is the legacy I will remember him for, and the work we must all carry on.

May his memory be for a blessing.

:: Tom Mulcair

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