On 27th January, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement to mark the International Day of Holocaust Remembrance:
“Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorating the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp at the end of the Second World War. On this day, we honour and remember the lives of the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust and strengthen our resolve against antisemitism and hate in all its forms.
Our government will always stand-up against racism, hate and discrimination, including antisemitism. Last year, we introduced new investments and resources to combat rising antisemitism in our schools and, through Ontario’s Anti-Racism Strategy, are working with community partners to increase awareness on the impact of antisemitism and hate throughout society.
I ask all Ontarians to join with me in commemorating the innocent lives lost through the horrors of the Holocaust.