On January 29, 2020 the Jewish Federation of Ottawa issued the following statement:
Late this afternoon, the National Holocaust Monument in our nation’s capital was defaced with eggs Ottawa Police Services have been quick to respond and are investigating this as a hate crime. This is an egregious act, two days after the 75th anniversary of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Grateful to Ottawa Police Service – Service de police d’Ottawa who have taken swift action and kept Jewish leaders and Jewish Federation of Ottawa CEO Andrea Freedman fully informed. Once again, they have indicated that there will be increased patrols around Jewish institutions. Anyone with information should call 613-236-1222 ext. 5453.