|Statement by Thr Prime Minister of Canada on Thanksgiving|
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on tomorrow's occasion of Thanksgiving:
“As we gather with family and friends this Thanksgiving, let us pause to appreciate the many reasons we are fortunate to live in our great country.
“We are fortunate to live in a prosperous land that protects the rights of its citizens, promotes freedom and democracy at home and abroad, and cherishes community and family. Our economy remains resilient in the face of global economic turmoil and our streets and communities are safe.
“Thanksgiving is also a time that reminds us of those less fortunate. I encourage Canadians to lend a helping hand to those who need it most.
“I would also invite all Canadians to join me in also thanking the brave men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces, who may not be with their families this Thanksgiving Day, for their valiant efforts in building a better world and keeping Canadians safe from harm's way.
“On behalf of Laureen and I and our children, let me wish all Canadians a very happy Thanksgiving tomorrow.”
PMO Press Office 10/7/2012