Statement by the NDP on Thai Pongal

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on Thai Pongal:

Thai Pongal, or the Monsoon Festival, is one of the most important festivals celebrated by the Tamil people around the world.

Here in Canada, Thai Pongal occurs during Tamil Heritage Month—a month to celebrate the enormous social, economic and cultural contributions to our country and to recognize the fight for human rights and justice by Tamil-Canadians.

On behalf of the progressive opposition, I would like to wish all Canadians of Tamil origin a wonderful Thai Pongal.

Thai Piranthal Vali Pirakkum.