February 5th, 2019

NDP Statement On Chinese Lunar New Year

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

As families and friends around the world come together to give thanks for the blessings of the outgoing year of the dog, they welcome the arrival of the New Year, the year of the pig. This year is marked with the pig’s qualities of generosity, compassion and care.

The vibrant, dynamic and colourful Chinese New Year celebrations keep reminding Canadians of the great many contributions Chinese-Canadians have made to our multicultural society. This rich heritage has now become part of who we are as Canadians, and we rejoice with you during this time of renewal, hope and optimism.

As our shared past becomes longer, the more we can look forward to a stable and fruitful future together on this continent.

On behalf of Canada’s New Democrats, I extend my warmest wishes to all Chinese-Canadians.

May the Year of the Pig bring success, health, prosperity and happiness in 2019!

Gong Hey Fat Choy

Gong Xi, Gong Xi