YWN received the following email from a community activist in Montreal:
Dear YWN readership,
We are appealing to our friends around the world to help us with this in a very polite way.
In Outremont, a city in Montreal there are a few individuals constantly instigating against the Chasiddic Community, and it has become increasingly difficult to deal with the city. Any time we have basic needs, they refuse to help us. It has become almost impossible to celebrate Sukkos Pesach, Lag Ba’omer, and Purim without major difficulties. So we appeal to all our friends around to world to email these elected officials to ask why they refuse to find simple solutions to help the Jewish community in Outremont.
JOCC is still trying to get the Borough to change the bus by-law and also approve an acceptable plan for “sreifas chometz”, at the next city council meeting. The meeting will be held next Monday, March 7, 2011
Please email the following elected officials. We need to have as many emails as possible by next Monday. Please use the following prepared statement.
“My name is …, we kindly ask you, to please help the Jewish community, and modify the by-law to for Purim, also please approve a proper plan for the burning of the bread for the upcoming Passover holiday, Thank you.”
Mayor, Mrs. Marie Cinq-Mars
City Councillor, Mr. Louis Moffatt
City Councillor, Mrs. Ana Nunes
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