Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

November 20, 2013 09:52 ET

Message from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on the Occasion of National Child Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 20, 2013) - Children are contributing to our nation in real and meaningful ways. I have seen this throughout my travels; children willing and able to stand up to societal challenges, to help those in need, and to make this a better country.

Each year, our country marks National Child Day in Canada, celebrating the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. We have a responsibility, not only to raise our children with the values and ideals of a conscientious citizen, but also to provide them with a society in which they can flourish. To do any less would be a failure on our part.

On this occasion, I hope that we can all find a way to make this a stronger, more just nation, where children can safely and actively participate in the shaping of Canada.

David Johnston

National Child Day is celebrated on November 20th each year.

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