JUNE 1, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OTTAWA, ON – The Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, issues the following statement to mark Italian Heritage Month:
“Today I extend warm greetings to Canadians of Italian descent who join Italians around the world to mark Italian Heritage Month, as well as tomorrow’s Italian Republic Day.
“We are fortunate to have so many Canadians of Italian heritage who have chosen, or whose ancestors have chosen, to make our country their home. The Italian community has contributed significantly to our country's social and economic fabric and we are grateful to have their culture, art, and cuisine as part of our cultural diversity.
“After the Second World War, the Italian state was reconstituted as the Republic of Italy, and Italian people were once again able to live under freedom, democracy, and the rule of law - values that are shared by Canadians and contribute to the close bond between our two countries. Canada can take great pride in the role our armed forces played in liberating Italy in the Second World War and contributing to this process of reconstruction.
“On behalf of Canada’s Conservatives, I would like to extend my best wishes to all Canadians of Italian background as they gather with their families and friends this month to celebrate Italian heritage!”
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