June 27th, 2016
NDP statement on Canadian Multiculturalism Day
NDP Multiculturalism Critic Rachel Blaney (North Island – Powell River) made the following statement__:
"Today, as we celebrate Multiculturalism Day, we take stock of the unity and coexistence of the many traditions and cultures that make up our great country. This is a heritage we can take great pride in.
The New Democratic Party is honoured to highlight our nation's diversity, but we cannot take it for granted. We cannot stay silent when bigotry, discrimination and racism continue to be given platforms here at home and abroad.
Let's take a moment to discover, and rediscover, the many cultural riches of our communities and the contributions they have made toward our shared values. The NDP is committed to the multicultural ideals of equality, openness and compassion."