Wednesday, May 4, 2016

"Funny" Question: Is Justin Trudeau "Good for the Jews?"

That's the theme of a May 15th event that, fittingly, is being held on the campus of York University. (Maybe afterwards they can discuss whether York U. is "good" for us.) Here are the deets (with my bolds):
A panel discussion that explores a wide range of issues and questions that Canadian Jews are asking about the switch in our Federal government, from Conservative to Liberal, and what is at stake for Jews both domestically and internationally on account of this change in leadership. Instead of debating a yes or no answer to the tongue-in-cheek question "Good for the Jews?" , the three panelists, all well-known public figures whose political positions appear to span the spectrum, will engage in a thoughtful and engaged discussion, moderated by the editor-in-chief of the Canadian Jewish News. Panelists: Jonathan Kay: Journalist, author and editor-in-cheif (sic) of The Walrus, and the editorial assistant on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s 2015 memoir. Karen Mock: Community activist, former National Director of the League of Human Rights of B’nai Brith, and the Liberal candidate for Thornhill in the 2011 federal election. Michael Taube: Troy Media syndicated columnist, Washington Times contributor, and speechwriter for former Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
It isn't entirely clear to me why the question is being asked "tongue-in-cheek." Considering what's at stake--and the Trudeau government's ongoing Syrian refugee madness--it seems pretty damn serious, I'd say.

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