August 21st, 2018

NDP Statement on Eid al-Adha

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement:

"Today, Muslims around the world are gathering to celebrate Eid al-Adha, and marking the end of the Hajj.

On behalf of New Democrats, I would like to extend my best wishes to all Muslims in Canada and around the world celebrating this special day. We wish you all - as well as the many performing the holy pilgrimage of Hajj - peace, love and happiness.

Eid al-Adha is a time of celebration and spiritual reflection. Today we also think about Muslim communities around the world, who are displaced or affected by conflict and unable to celebrate with friends and family. Our thoughts are with them and their loved ones at this time.

Today, as Muslims are uniting in gratitude, and optimism for the future, let us all look forward with hope for a more just and inclusive world. Let us all work together to fight racism and Islamophobia and build a more inclusive country.

To everyone celebrating Eid al-Adha, New Democrats are joining you in happiness and celebration.

Eid Mubarak!"