Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

June 27, 2013 10:44 ET

Message from the Governor General of Canada on the Occasion of Canadian Multiculturalism Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 27, 2013) - It gives me great pleasure once again to mark Canadian Multiculturalism Day.

I have long believed that one of Canada's greatest strengths is its diversity. Everywhere I have travelled across this country as governor general, I have seen the extent to which new Canadians are a part of our shared identity and heritage. They need not choose between their culture of origin and that of their new home. This co-existence allows all of us to learn more about each other and to appreciate the contributions that each community makes while enriching our worldview.

This day affords us the opportunity to celebrate our diversity and commitment to democracy, equality and mutual respect. I invite all Canadians to take part in activities organized on this occasion and to discover how incredibly rich our Canadian mosaic truly is.

David Johnston

Canadian Multiculturalism Day is celebrated on June 27 of each year.

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