Statement by Minister Joly on Christmas
Dec 24, 2017, 12:00 ET
Today, millions of Canadians celebrate Christmas
OTTAWA, Dec. 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Tonight, Canadians and people around the world celebrate Christmas Eve. Christmas is central to the Christian calendar as a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, and is celebrated by Canadians of many backgrounds in ways that reflect our country's rich diversity of cultures.
Christmas is a time for us all to reflect on how fortunate we are to call this beautiful country home. As we celebrate the spirit of the season with friends and family, we also turn our thoughts to those most in need. In this season of hope and joy, let us open our hearts and minds to those in our communities that are hurting and give back in whatever way we can. This is the very essence of the Christmas spirit.
As Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism, I wish you all a holiday full of hope and peace. Merry Christmas!
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
For further information: (media only), please contact: Simon Ross, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage, 819-997-7788
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