Federal ministers celebrate Canada

Federal ministers celebrate Canada

UPDATE DAY

On Canada Day, many federal ministers celebrate the country in all its facets. 

“Today, we celebrate the country we love and the people we share it with. More than 38 million people live in Canada: Canadians who live in cities or towns, large and small; who are part of aboriginal nations; or who have been here for weeks, months, years or generations,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement.

Mr. Trudeau also takes the opportunity to recall the diversity of the country. “Whatever our beliefs, our origins, the color of our skin, our language or our sexual orientation, we are all equal in this great country,” he added.

Diversity is Canada's greatest strength, say Justin Trudeau and Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Sean Fraser.

“From the beginning of Canada's history, newcomers have been an integral part of the fabric of our communities. They fuel our economy by providing essential skills in key sectors, helping to advance the recovery from the pandemic through the creation of new businesses, and supporting those in need through volunteering in their communities. More than ever, they help us build a more diverse, inclusive and prosperous Canada,” said Mr. Fraser.

It is in the same spirit that the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Pablo Rodriguez, wish Canadians a happy national holiday.

“Where we come together is in our common values ​​and in the dynamism of our linguistic, ethnic, cultural and regional diversity, which make Canada a country that is inclusive and open to the world,” he said.

After two years of the pandemic, the ministers, accompanied by their leader, are happy to be able to not only celebrate Canada Day again in person, but also to welcome new Canadians who will take the oath of citizenship.

“Let's use this day to spend some quality time together. Let's take care of our planet, as we are taught by indigenous peoples, and take another step on the path to reconciliation. Let us reaffirm our commitment to equity, inclusion and mutual respect,” concluded Minister Rodriguez.