Oct. 14, 1978 Anno Domini
Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau has been asked by the Chabad-Lubavitch movement for his support in their bid to emphasize religious beliefs in education.
Trudeau met with members of the Canadian arm of the worldwide Orthodox Jewish movement in Toronto recently. Included in the group was Montreal Rabbi Simcha Zirkind.
The Lubavitch movement aims to bring the message of Judaism to Jews who have departed from their religious beliefs.
Trudeau assured the group he was deeply aware of the moral and ethical teachings proclaimed by their leader the Lubavitcher Rebbe Menachem M. Schneerson.
The Prime Minister promised to make a public statement to advance the cause of the Lubavitch movement in the near future.
In the United States, the movement has gained the support of Congress through a special bill proclaimed last April 18 as Education Day U.S.A. out of respect for Rebbe Schneerson.