Mr. Speaker, the Liberal leader's divisive comments this past week continue to draw fire from both the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, or CIJA, and B'nai Brith Canada.
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs says that the Liberal leader's comparison of current debates to the turning away of Jewish refugees in the 1930s and 1940s is “inaccurate and inappropriate”.
B'nai Brith Canada says the Liberal leader's comparison is wholly inappropriate and states:
Such language is divisive and only does a dis-service to Canadians interested in dealing with pressing issues of the day.
B'nai Brith also says the Liberal leader:
...is the latest in a long line of politicians who fall into the trap of drawing highly-inappropriate and offensive Nazi-era comparisons by using the term ‘none is too many’ haphazardly.
The Liberal leader's comments are divisive. We hope the Liberal leader will do the right thing and apologize for them.