Happy Canada Day

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Canada Day video greetings from Jason KenneyTed Opitz, Cheryl Gallant, Peggy Nash, Jinny SimsColin CarrieJoyce MurrayWayne Marston, Craig ScottJohn Weston, Ralph Goodale, Elizabeth MayRobert Chisholm, Claude Gravelle, Christine Moore, Laurin LiuRay Boughen, James Lunney, Russ Hiebert, Jack HarrisPeter Braid, Steven BlaneyRandy Kamp and, expressing their best wishes in rather similar words, Daryl KrampJames BezanRandy HobackDiane Finley, Ed Holder, Ryan Leef, Bob ZimmerDave MacKenzie,John Carmichael, Bal Gosal, Costas Menegakis and Parm Gill.

After the jump, a video from the Prime Minister and statements from Thomas Mulcair and Bob Rae.

Thomas Mulcair.

As Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast celebrate our great country’s 145th birthday, let us also celebrate the values for which Canada has become known around the world. Values like diversity, tolerance, respect and social justice that have made Canada a unique place where people from all over the world can come together and feel at home.

Whether you’re spending this day with family or friends, in a small rural town or in one of our great cities, remember that there is far more that unites us than divides us and, for that, we can all be very proud.

So, on behalf of my family, my team and New Democrats across this country, I wish you and your family a happy Canada Day!

Bob Rae.

Canadians from coast to coast to coast are joined in celebration of Canada’s 145thbirthday. Today we reflect on what it means to be a citizen of Canada, its many achievements and its proud place in the world.

Among many other things, being Canadian means being boldly hopeful. Being Canadian means knowing we live in a country built on the foundational beliefs of openness, equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. Being Canadian means that the prosperity we create is a prosperity that is deeply and widely shared across this country.

Canada is the country of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Canada is a country of fierce, rugged and stunning natural landscapes unmatched anywhere else in the world. Canada is a country of industriousness and of a distinguished and influential culture. Canada is our home, and with all it has to give we cannot help but be proud. On this day we celebrate all Canada is and all it has to offer.

On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada and our Parliamentary Caucus I wish everyone a happy Canada Day.

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