Ottawa to create anti-Semitism post
CANADA & WORLD
Canada plans to make its special envoy for preserving Holocaust remembrance and fighting anti-Semitism a permanent position. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement Wednesday in a virtual appearance at the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combatting anti-Semitism. He said the newly permanent role will be bolstered with more resources. Former justice minister Irwin Cotler was appointed envoy in November 2020 to advance Holocaust education and fight domestic and global antiSemitism. Trudeau promises Canada will develop and implement a national plan on resisting hate with the help of the special envoy and in concert with Jewish communities.