Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

June 11, 2008 15:00 ET

Statement by the Hon. Jason Kenney, PC, MP, Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity) on Philippine Independence Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 11, 2008) - Independence Day provides an opportunity for Filipinos around the world to recall with pride the land of their heritage and culture. It is also an opportunity for members of the Filipino community in Canada and for Canadians of all backgrounds to reflect on and appreciate the many ways in which Canada's cultural mosaic has been enriched by Filipino Canadians. As Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said, "Canada is a land of opportunity where everyone-regardless of their ethnicity or religion-works and lives and succeeds together."

As Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity), I would like to take this opportunity to offer best wishes to all members of the Filipino-Canadian community and to encourage all Canadians to take advantage of Philippine Independence Day celebrations to learn more about the Filipino culture and the many ways in which Filipino Canadians have contributed to our society.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Jason Kenney, PC, MP,
    Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity)
    Alykhan Velshi
    Director of Communications
    alykhan.velshi@pch.gc.ca