APRIL 21, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OTTAWA, ON - The Leader of Canada's Conservatives and the Official Opposition, the Hon. Andrew Scheer, issued the following statement to celebrate Easter:
"Today Christians from around the country will join together in the celebration of Easter.
"Easter is recognized as the most important day of the year in the Christian Calendar. On this day, Christians of every denomination and walk of life gather to reflect on the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and to celebrate his resurrection.
"It is also a challenge to walk in his footsteps and follow his example of perfect love. As the Gospel of John reminds us, "Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends."
"May we all take the opportunity to recall the values that unite us across Canada. Of peace, unity and religious freedom that have made our nation one of the most welcoming in the world. As while we celebrate the joy of the resurrection, our prayers are with the Christian communities around the world facing persecution for their faith.
"On behalf of Canada's Conservatives, I extend my warmest wishes, from my family to yours, to all those celebrating a blessed and joyful Easter."
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