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Re “Canadian view” (Letters, Nov. 16): A letter-writer raises an interesting issue about the impact of the current war on different communities in Canada, saying that “instead of importing the Israel-Hamas conflict to Canada, we should make our multiculturalism more meaningful.”

Indeed, we have generally learned great lessons about living together here in Canada, and our distance can hopefully provide Jewish and Palestinian Canadians with the perspective to start the long and difficult task of finding more common ground. Based on careful listening, mutual respect and a willingness to engage, individuals and community groups from both “sides” could use our wonderful Canadian ability to find middle ground to begin that difficult dialogue.

Who knows? Perhaps by building bridges here, we could strengthen the efforts of moderates there in finding a peaceful path forward in the aftermath of this conflict.

Alex Speigel Toronto





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