MARCH 23, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ottawa, ON – The Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, the Honourable Andrew Scheer, issued the following statement to mark Pakistan Republic Day:
"Today, Canadians of Pakistani origin celebrate Pakistan Day, the occasion which marks the first steps taken towards the creation of Pakistan as an independent nation.
"As this celebration is marked in different communities at home and abroad, Canadians can reflect with gratitude on the freedom that makes Canada such a strong and diverse country.
"Canadians of Pakistani background have contributed greatly to building a pluralistic and prosperous Canada. They have played important roles in business, academics, politics and in other areas of our national life.
"Canadians of Pakistani descent make an incredibly positive impact to our national social fabric. They continue to help shape our national story as Canadians, and on behalf of Canada’s Conservatives, I am honoured to wish everyone celebrating a Happy Pakistan Day!"
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