We collect the remarks of our country’s political leaders to mark Canada Day.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper:
We Canadians are blessed to live in the best country in the world.
But we must remember that our good fortune is not an accident.
It’s the direct result of visionary leaders, of courageous men and women in uniform, of the waves of industrious immigrants who have come to our shores, of the decorated athletes who unite us and make us proud, and, of course, because of Canada’s families.
Moms and dads, sons and daughters who work hard every day, in their own way, to help make Canada a better, stronger, more prosperous country.
Today, let us celebrate the people who make Canada great.
And let us, with proud and glowing hearts, rededicate ourselves to the service of our great country, Canada, strong, united and free.
From my family to yours, Happy Canada Day!
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau:
Today, we join together in celebration of our great country and its people.
We mark the anniversary of Confederation, the foundation of the Canada that we know and love: a place of fairness and of opportunity; a place where people from every imaginable country and culture, who speak every language, live and work, and build and thrive together. We are stronger not in spite of our differences, but precisely because of them. For much of the world, Canada represents the most hopeful vision of what the future can look like.
As we reflect on the birth of our country, may we remember the values that continue to unite us to this day: liberty, democracy, equality, and diversity. Today, let us renew our commitment to these principles and continue to work together to build a better country for all Canadians.
On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada and our entire Parliamentary Caucus, Sophie and I wish you all a very happy Canada Day!
This file will be updated if additional remarks are made by Thomas Mulcair and David Johnston.