February 16th, 2018

Leader's statement on Chinese Lunar New Year

The leader of Canada’s NDP, Jagmeet Singh, made the following statement to celebrate the start of the Lunar New Year:

On behalf of New Democrats, I would like to extend my warmest wishes to all Canadians celebrating the Lunar New Year!

The Lunar New Year is one of the most important celebrations in the Lunar calendar, and over the next few days, a great many Canadians Will celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Dog. They will mark this occasion with their families, friends and the community as they hope for a prosperous and joyous new year!

The dog is an auspicious animal. As man’s best friend, the dog is also a symbol of honesty and loyalty. It is said that when a dog enters someone’s home, good fortune will follow.

In this Year of the Dog, I want to wish you and your family fortune, prosperity and good health!