Canada will make special envoy on antisemitism permanent position

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that his government will make the special envoy on preserving Holocaust remembrance and combating antisemitism a permanent position and bolster the role with more resources.

Trudeau made the announcement during his virtual appearance at the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism, reported Canadian Press.

“We need to attack directly the problem of antisemitism with increased urgency and focus all together because anti-Semitism isn’t a problem for the Jewish community to solve alone,” the prime minister told the forum. “It’s everyone’s challenge to take on, especially governments.”