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Eight Jews, Largest Number Ever, Will Hold Seats in New Canadian Parliament

Eight Jews will hold seats in the new Canadian Parliament, four of them members of Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s Liberal Party, three representing the New Democratic Party and one Conservative. The latter, Jack Marshall, will be the first Conservative Jewish member of Parliament in Canada since the Confederation. His constituency is Humber-St. George’s-St. Barbe in the maritime province of Newfoundland, which has a small Jewish population. The eight will be the largest number of Jews ever to sit in Canada’s Parliament. There might have been nine, but redistricting deprived Montreal, which has Canada’s largest Jewish population, of the representation of Milton Klein. The former incumbent is now without a constituency.