Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan and MLA David Swann issue the following statement in celebration of the beginning of Hanukkah:
“Tonight marks the beginning of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. As families across Alberta gather to light the first candle of the menorah, we want to extend them our warmest wishes.
“As the commemoration of the rededication of the defiled Holy Temple, Hanukkah celebrates the miracle of light in dark places, and of hope in dark times.
“Hanukkah’s message of renewal and light is a particularly important one for Albertans at this time, as we face uncertainty and economic challenges.
“As you observe this holiday in the company of dear friends and loved ones, I hope your own home becomes a source of light and warmth in this cold Alberta winter.
“A blessed and happy Hanukkah to you all. Chag sameach!”