Liberals can no longer depend on the Jewish vote. Seems like that's getting to be a thing of the past. Jews are now turning to the Conservatives mainly because of the pro-Israel stand that PM Harper and the Conservative government have taken.
Where have all of Canada's Jewish Liberals gone?
"The Conservatives have connected with some Jewish voters, especially those for whom Israel is of prime importance," McGill University political scientist Harold Waller said. "With Israel under unprecedented international pressure, voters who are sensitive to this issue may well choose to reward the Conservatives."
Already, the Conservative overtures have gained some high-profile converts within the Jewish elite. Heather Reisman, a veteran Liberal powerbroker, and Ariella Cotler, wife of prominent Liberal parliamentarian and Jewish communal activist Irwin Cotler, both have swung over to Harper. "(bet there's some friction at that house)