Just want to wish you "Happy Canada Day". I think I can safely say that most if not all Canadians are intensely proud of our great country, and rightly so. Anyone that has traveled abroad know the esteem that others hold us in. We have so much to be proud of and this is borne out again in the latest issue of Macleans magazine which has verified it scientifically and we're away ahead of "our American cousins" from south of the border in all the satisfaction indicators surveyed, even better health and richer financially as well. How's that for you. Happy Canada Day. I hope you can attend some of the many festivities that will be going on around us. It also gives me great pleasure to provide Mr. Dion's wishes to us here as well and as follows:
For Release: Immediate
Statement from the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Leader of the Official Opposition, on Canada Day 2008
On July 1, Canadians at home and abroad will celebrate our great achievements as a country.
Canada Day reminds us that Canada is unique. We are a model of how peoples from around the world can come together as a nation, sharing such values as democracy, freedom, and respect for diversity.
We are a nation of historic accomplishments, proud of overcoming the challenges of geography at home, and establishing a reputation as a major participant in the global community.
We are also a forward-looking nation, prepared to take on the environmental and economic challenges of the 21st century as we build a richer, fairer, and greener society.
On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada and our national caucus, I wish you and your loved ones a happy Canada Day.
Office of the Leader of the Opposition