York University’s Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies presents a panel discussion exploring the federal government leadership and how it affects Canadian Jews.
The event, “Trudeau – Good for the Jews?”, will run May 15 from 2 to 4pm in the Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building. A reception will follow the discussion.
The discussion will look at a wide range of issues and questions that Canadian Jews are asking about the switch in federal government leadership – from Conservative to Liberal – and what is at stake for Jews, both domestically and internationally.
Professor David Koffman of the Department of History will provide the introduction, and Yoni Goldstein, editor of The Canadian Jewish News, will moderate.
Panelists include: Jonathan Kay – journalist, author and editor-in-chief 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; and Michael Taube – Troy Media syndicated columnist, Washington Times contributor, and speechwriter for former prime minister Stephen Harper.
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 discussion.
There will be live streaming of the event at thewalrus.ca/trudeau-and-the-jews.
Free parking passes for the Student Services Parking Structure will be available at the event. To register, visit trudeau-good-for-the-jews.eventbrite.ca or call 416-736-5823.