EASTER STATEMENT :- STEPHEN HARPER, PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement marking Easter:
“Today, I would like to extend my warmest wishes to all Christians in Canada and those around the world who are celebrating Easter.
“The most important feast of the Christian year, Easter, also known as Pascha, is the culmination of Holy Week, when Christians mark Jesus Christ’s sacrificial death on the Cross and celebrate his resurrection on the third day.
“For Christians, the celebration of Easter represents God’s redemption of humanity and the triumph of life over death.
“On behalf of our entire family, Laureen and I wish all those celebrating a very happy and joyful Easter.”
Justin Trudeau, Leader Liberal Party of Canada
OTTAWA – The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement on the occasion of Easter:
“This weekend, Canadians from coast to coast to coast will gather with their loved ones to celebrate the Easter holiday.
“This is an especially sacred time of year for Christians around the world, as they come together to mark the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a time for us all to extend a helping hand to those in need, and to solemnly reflect on the notions of personal sacrifice and compassion that underlie this occasion.
“On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada and our Parliamentary Caucus, my family and I wish you and yours a very happy Easter.”
Tom Mulcair, Leader NDP
Official Opposition leader Tom Mulcair released the following statement on the occasion of Easter:
“My wife Catherine and I would like to offer our warmest wishes to all Canadians celebrating Easter this week-end.
This holiest of Christian holidays, which commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is a special time for many and represents our hope for new beginnings and brighter days ahead.
We hope that all Canadians, no matter their faith will find this a time of optimism and renewal, of community and warmth. On behalf of Canada’s New Democrats I wish you and yours a blessed and Happy Easter.”