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Pittsburgh Synagogue: Trudeau and Justin Tang

pittsburgh synagogue: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks with Ana Maria Gordon, who was four-years-old when she travelled on the MS St, according to Toronto Star. Louis, after their remarks at a reception following the formal apology for the fate of the ship carrying Jewish refugees in 1939, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Nov. 7. Trudeau said Holocaust deniers still exist and anti-Semitism remains a problem in Canada, noting the latest numbers from Statistics Canada show Jews are the most frequent targets of religiously motivated hate crimes. Justin Tang / THE CANADIAN PRESS The prevalence of anti-Semitism in contemporary society showed itself almost two weeks ago when a gunman killed 11 worshippers inside a Pittsburgh synagogue simply because they were Jewish, Trudeau said. I pledge to you all now we will do more, Trudeau said, without providing more details. The ensuing days have seen countrywide vigils and calls for the government to do more through a federal program that funds security improvements at places at risk of hate-motivated crimes, such as synagogues. ( As reported in the news.