Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Commonwealth Day

OTTAWA, March 13, 2017 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Commonwealth Day:

"Today, the citizens of the Commonwealth of Nations honour the common ties and shared values that unite all 52 member countries.

"Headed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Commonwealth family spans Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and the Pacific; it includes more than two billion people, and many different backgrounds, cultures, and languages. This year's theme – 'A peace-building Commonwealth' – reminds us that diversity and inclusion form a proven path to peace and prosperity.

"The Commonwealth is a champion of democracy, freedom, sustainable development, the rule of law, and human rights, especially the rights of women and girls. As a member of the Commonwealth, Canada remains committed to protecting and promoting these values.

"I invite all Canadians to use today as an opportunity to learn more about the shared history and values that bind the peoples of the Commonwealth."

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Canada and the Commonwealth
Commonwealth Day

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