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Celebrating Canadian Multiculturalism Day

Celebrating Canadian Multiculturalism Day

Celebrating Canadian Multiculturalism Day

Ottawa – On November 13, 2002, the Government of Canada, by Royal Proclamation declared June 27th of each year as Canadian Multiculturalism Day.

It is a day to recognize and acknowledge Canada’s rich diversity and significant contributions many ethnocultural communities have made and continue to make to the development of our great country, Canada.

 

Canadian Diversity

Canadian Diversity

 

“As we celebrate Multiculturalism Day, let us reflect and give homage to not only all those people who have come from every corner of the world and by working together contributed to building this country of ours but also to the precious values of equality, mutual respect and democracy that are at the forefront of our diversity and which make Canada such a great nation and the envy of the world. Multiculturalism is also a cornerstone of our values and a very fundamental part of our Canadian identity. Let us together celebrate Multiculturalism Day and be proud of our rich diversity and at the same time embrace our identity and heritage”, said Dominic Campione, President.

Ethnocultural dances

Ethnocultural dances

“We applaud and are in gratitude to the Government of Canada for proclaiming in 2002 Canadian Multiculturalism Day, and most recently the unanimous support at the Ontario Legislative Assembly of MPP for Trinity- Spadina Han Dong’s motion officially recognizing Canadian Multiculturalism Day in the Province of Ontario. We look forward to the recognition of Canadian Multiculturalism Day in all Provinces and Territories in Canada and thereby fully celebrate our cultural diversity and the cultural, social, and economic contributions of ethnocultural communities.”

 

Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau

Beside that, the Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Canadian Multiculturalism Day:

“On Multiculturalism Day, Canadians from all corners of the country come together to celebrate the cultural diversity that has become so deeply characteristic of – and essential to – our national fabric and Canadian identity.

“Canada has long been a beacon of hope to the rest of the world – a model nation founded on the principles of acceptance, fundamental freedoms, and mutual respect. Together, we have proven that a country can be stronger not in spite of its differences, but precisely because of them.”

(updated)

Bizim Anadolu / June 27th, 2015

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