Canadian Premier Lauds Allan Bronfman; Addresses Dinner in His Honor

Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson of Canada and top figures of the Israel Government last night (Sunday) paid tribute to Allan Bronfman, noted Canadian Jewish leader, who was honored as Montreal’s “Man of the Year” at a dinner here sponsored by the Israel Bond Organization. Mr. Pearson, who was the principal speaker at the dinner, described Mr. Bronfman as a leader “whose entire adult career has been marked by service to good causes and to the communities that make up our land.”

The Canadian Prime Minister emphasized the fact that Mr. Bronfman’s record includes service not only to Israel and to the Jewish communities of Montreal and other cities, but to all sections of Canada’s population, English-speaking and French-speaking, Jewish and non-Jewish. Close to $750, 000 in Israel bonds were sold in conjunction with the dinner, which was attended by over 1, 000 business, civic and religious leaders.

Messages paying warm tribute to Mr. Bronfman were received from Israel’s President Zalman Shazar, Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, Former Prime Minister David Ben Gurion, Israel’s Foreign Minister Golda Meir, chairman Moshe Sharett of the Jewish Agency for Israel, and numerous other Israeli leaders.

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