Canada’s new Conservative Party Leader has promised to act against antisemitism.
Erin O’Toole told an online audience that the Conservative Party has “total unanimity” on its strong support for issues directly affecting the Jewish community.
The announcement follows controversy earlier this summer in which one of the Party’s MPs retweeted a video about George Soros, a financier, philanthropist and controversial political activist who is often the subject of antisemitic conspiracy theories.
Mr O’Toole subsequently stated that the Conservatives, under his leadership, would continue to be strong advocates against rising rates of prejudice in the country and reported that he has been in contact with Jewish community leaders to express solidarity in the fight against antisemitism.
Elected as Party leader in August, Mr O’Toole reportedly told the online audience that he personally finds the recent increase in antisemitism “deeply troubling” and stated that all levels of government must take action. He continued: “If we are not staying ahead of this by calling it out then we’re not doing a service to peace, order and good government.”