2 December 2010
In keeping with Christmas tradition, Prime Minister Stephen Harper today turned on the lights on Parliament Hill as part of the annual Christmas Lights Across Canada program.
"As we light up Parliament Hill, we join with our fellow Canadians, from coast to coast to coast, in communities across our great country in celebrating Christmas together," said Prime Minister Harper. "It is also an opportunity to celebrate what has been a great year for Canada."
Christmas Lights Across Canada takes place in capital cities across the country every year. The Ottawa celebration includes over 300,000 lights that will be on display from December 2, 2010, to January 7, 2011.
"As we celebrate Christmas and count our blessings, I hope everyone can take a moment to reflect on how fortunate we all are to live in such a prosperous and peaceful nation," said the Prime Minister.