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  •  According to Wikipedia, 3% of the population in (1+ / 0-)
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    Toronto identifies as Jewish.

    Isn't Harper a rather conservative Christian? I think that could also help explain his views.

    •  It might be 3%, but (0+ / 0-)

      Jewish votes are rather concentrated in certain blocks, and those votes definitely made a difference in some of the seat losses the Liberals had back in 2011 (York Centre was a very good example of this.)

      Also, that's not counting in Greater Toronto, where seats like Thornhill tend to have a lot of Jewish voters. Canadian Jews also tend to be a lot more conservative than American Jews, which could be due to the fact that American and Canadian Jews had different upbringings and different amounts of cultural resistance in their new home countries.

      I didn't leave Huffington Post, Huffington Post left me...

      by speedyexpress48 on Sat Feb 01, 2014 at 10:58:51 AM PST

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