|Canada Day Greetings from the Prime Minister|
I am delighted to extend my heartfelt greetings to all Canadians, from those
celebrating on Parliament Hill to our brave men and women in uniform stationed
abroad, on the occasion of the 144th anniversary of the founding of our great
Canadians have much to be grateful for and many wonderful things to celebrate
this year. We are particularly proud, on this Canada Day, to welcome our future
King and Queen, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
It has been 144 years since Sir John A. Macdonald, Sir George-Etienne Cartier
and the great statesmen of Confederation realized their dream of a united Canada.
These visionaries gazed down through the years and imagined what the best
country in the world would like. We are the beneficiaries of their incredible
Peace, order and good government are the foundation of the Canada we know and
love today. A Canada respected in the world as a trusted partner. A country so
prosperous and welcoming, that it has become a beacon for people from every
conceivable nation who seek freedom, opportunity and a better life.
On this day, above all others, may our hearts glow, as we see our Canada rise. A
country that is as prosperous, as united and as strong as it can be. For we truly
live in the best country in the world, just as our founders intended.
On behalf of Laureen, Benjamin and Rachel and the Government of Canada, I
wish all of you a wonderful Canada Day.
Happy birthday Canada!
The Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, P.C, M.P. Prime Minister of Canada 6/30/2011