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June 6th, 2019

NDP Statement on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

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

On June 6, 1944, 75 years ago, nearly 21,000 Canadians took part in the Normandy landings with the goal to free Europe from the grips of the Nazi regime.

Seventy-five years later, we remember their sacrifice and commit ourselves to building a peaceful, just world.

This year, I have the honour of attending ceremonies on Juno Beach, recognizing Canada’s important contributions to the war.

Standing on the same beach as thousands of young Canadians did 75 years ago; I imagine their courage as they fought against the forces of hatred.

Those who made the ultimate sacrifice had their young lives cut short, so that we could stand here today as free people – we will never forget them.

On behalf of all New Democrats, on this important anniversary of the Normandy landings, we let all our veterans know just how grateful we are for their service.