Statement by Jack Layton for the National Holiday

I am very pleased to wish my dear friends in Quebec a happy National Holiday. It is a time to celebrate our language, our culture, our heritage, our history and our nation.

Quebec has so much to offer, and so many reasons to celebrate. On behalf of the entire NDP team and caucus, and especially the 59 members from Quebec, I’d like to wish all Quebeckers an excellent National Holiday.

I would also like to take this opportunity to point out that francophones across Canada will be celebrating Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day today. May the French culture, history and language be at the heart of our celebrations from coast to coast to coast.