Four campaign volunteers debate the issues that matter most to Canadian Jews

From left: Corey Shefman, Carolyn Svonkin, Anthony Koch and Sophie Hirshfield. (Submitted photos)

Tonight, The CJN and CIJA are hosting a federal election debate (register to attend for free here) featuring candidates from the three major parties: Liberal Marco Mendicino, Conservative Michael Chong and New Democrat Hal Berman. The candidates will debate issues relating to the safety of Canada’s Jewish community and the country’s relationship with Israel.

To get a better sense of what those issues are, The CJN Daily podcast invited four Jewish volunteers from across the political spectrum discuss their views on the election and how it will impact the community.

We’re joined by Green members Corey Shefman, a lawyer running the campaign for party leader Annamie Paul; Anthony Koch, a Conservative strategist who worked on Erin O’Toole’s leadership campaign; Carolyn Svonkin, a student at Queen’s volunteering for the Liberals; and Sophie Hershfield, from Winnipeg, who volunteers with the NDP.

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