Statement from the Leader of the Official Opposition on Ramadan

The leader of the Official Opposition, Tom Mulcair, made the following statement to mark the beginning of Ramadan:

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“On behalf of all New Democrats, I would like to offer my best wishes to all Muslims here in Canada and around the world who will begin their Ramadan celebrations today.

“This month-long observance is dedicated to prayer, fasting and personal reflection, but it is also a time to celebrate among family and friends.

“Allow me to also take this opportunity to acknowledge all the positive contributions that Canadian Muslims continue to offer to our society.

“Enjoy the celebrations and Ramadan Mubarak.”