With all the attention lately around Jason Kenney's campaign to target the ethnic community making use of taxpayer resources, and Kenney's crowning as the "King of Multiculturalism" it's no surprise the Conservatives are positioning a possible defeat on the budget later this month (and the election that would result) as a wedge in the Jewish community.
Subject: An Election Issue for all Jewish Voters
There is a very strong likelihood that an election will be called in the next couple of weeks.
If this is the case there is a serious problem for all Jewish voters. The advanced polls, and several days on which people can vote fall on Passover.
As we all know, it is not just the holiday itself that is an issue, but the days leading up to it are extremely busy. In addition, many people cannot vote during Chol Ha'Moed Pesach.
I would ask that all of you contact the leaders of the opposition parties and ask them to consider the Jewish community when they force this election.
Jack Layton - Layton.J@
http://www.facebook.com/l/96a60F6xppoPQffcT79DB1fKVBQ/parl.gc.caMichael Ignatieff - Ignatieff.M@
http://www.facebook.com/l/96a60F6xppoPQffcT79DB1fKVBQ/parl.gc.caGilles Duceppe - Duceppe.G@
http://www.facebook.com/l/96a60F6xppoPQffcT79DB1fKVBQ/parl.gc.caThe dates of the holiday are as follows:Monday, Apr 18, Erev Pesach
Tues and Wed, Apr 19-20, Yom Tov
Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun, Apr 21-24, Chol Ha'Moed
Sat, Apr 23, Shabbat
Sun Apr 24, Yom Tov begins at sundown
Mon and Tues, Apr 25-26, Yom TovThe days for advanced polls would be April 22, 23, 25.In addition, the Yom Tov days would be inaccessible to most of us to vote.Please contact the Opposition Leaders as soon as possible.