Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

April 01, 2010 15:07 ET

Minister Kenney Issues Statement on Easter

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 1, 2010) - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on Easter:

"I am pleased to extend my very best wishes to you and yours as Easter Sunday approaches this weekend for both the Oriental and Western Christian churches.

"Easter is a time of profound importance to Christians in Canada and around the world. As one of the oldest and holiest Christian holidays, it honours and recognizes Jesus Christ's Resurrection from the dead, giving Christians hope for eternal life and the constant renewal of the world.

"Easter is a time of reflection, rebirth, and renewal.

"During this season of hope and joy, I reflect on our great fortune in living in a country that embraces diversity and finds strength, stability, and unity in the coming together of the many cultures and faiths of the world.

"For all Canadians, Easter provides an opportunity to reflect on the tremendous contributions that Christians have made to this country's rich and diverse heritage.

"As Minister for Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, I extend my warmest and most sincere wishes for a happy Easter season to everyone celebrating in the coming days."

Contact Information

  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    Minister's Office
    Alykhan Velshi
    or
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    Communications Branch
    Media Relations
    613-952-1650
    CIC-Media-Relations@cic.gc.ca