Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a Canadian to re-commit to national values such as respect, hope and kindness in Canada Day's official message. I am calling to.
The Prime Minister said that national holidays are an opportunity to commit to the values represented by maple leaves, adding that the flag is not just a symbol.
"It's also a promise, a promise of opportunity, a promise of security for those who escape violence and war, and a promise of a better life," he said.
Convoy protesters (often dressed in the Canadian flag) who oppose the COVID-19 restrictions will gather in Ottawa on Friday, along with people celebrating the holidays.
In a message, Canada, with a population of 38 million, is strong because of its diversity, from indigenous peoples to those who have only been here for a few weeks.
"Whatever our faith, no matter where we were born, our color, our language, our loved ones, we are all equal members of this wonderful country," he says. I did. "And today we celebrate what we all call home."
In a clear reference to the treatment of indigenous peoples, including housing schools, the Prime Minister talked about Canada's "historical mistakes." He said he couldn't change history, but he could work to build a better future.
In her official Canadian Day message,Governor Mary Simonstated that Canadians should work together to build an inclusive society.
She encouraged people to be kind to each other, learn from each other, and listen to the indigenous peoples who live in the land we live in.
The Governor will give a speech at a formal celebration in Ottawa on Friday, with the Prime Minister attending.
This report by Canadian Press was first published on July 1, 2022.