Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

December 23, 2008 10:48 ET

Minister Kenney Recognizes Christmas Celebrations

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 23, 2008) - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on Christmas:

"I am pleased to offer my very best wishes as the celebration of Christmas approaches.

"Christmas is a time of profound importance to Christians from every corner of the world who have come to Canada to help build our nation.

"We are very fortunate to live in a country that enjoys peace and stability, a country that embraces the many cultures of the world and finds great strength in the coming together of diverse cultures.

"During this season of hope and joy, we are also encouraged to act with compassion toward those less fortunate than ourselves.

"I wish you and your family a peaceful Christmas time, as we give thanks for the many gifts that we have in our own lives and share those gifts with our families and communities.

"As Minister for Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, I extend sincere and warm wishes for a merry Christmas and a productive New Year."

Contact Information

  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    Minister's Office
    Andrew House
    613-954-1064
    or
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    Media Relations Unit
    Communications Branch
    613-952-1650
    CIC-Media-Relations@cic.gc.ca