OTTAWA– Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, made the following statement ton Eid-al-Fitr:
“As the holy month of Ramadan comes to a close, on behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada, I’m delighted to extend my warmest greetings to members of the Muslim community as you celebrate Eid-al-Fitr.
Eid-al-Fitr is a time to cultivate a spirit of peace, forgiveness and unity. It is also a time to reflect on the value of friendship and family, the importance of charity and of helping those in need.
Throughout this holy month, Muslims in Canada and around the world have been fasting and engaging in deep spiritual reflection.
Ramadan teaches the values of empathy, generosity and discipline – vital principles upon which Canada is also founded. They are tenets of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which guarantees those things sacred to you, to me and to all people with whom we share this great land.
Canada is so enriched by its diversity of cultures, languages and religions. Thanks to the hard work and co-operation of our many cultural and religious communities, we have built a country based on a shared belief in respect, understanding and friendship.As you join in celebration with your loved ones during this time of faith and family, let me wish you Eid Mubarak!”