Prime Minister Trudeau's message on Diwali
Today, Hindu, Sikh, Jain, and Buddhist communities celebrate the Festival of Lights.
I know that celebrations will look somewhat different this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
But you can still celebrate virtually with your family and friends for the lighting of diyas.
At the heart of this festival is the idea that light, good, and knowledge will always triumph over darkness, evil, and ignorance.
And as we continue to deal with the impacts of the pandemic, this message couldn’t be more important.
For all of us, Diwali is an opportunity to recognize the contributions that your communities make to our country every single day.
I want to take a moment to thank everyone working on the front lines in health care, our essential services, and the local organizations that have been there for us.
My friends, Diwali is also a time for sweets and snacks. So why not take this opportunity to support your local Mithai or samosa shop, and the small businesses in your neighbourhood, during this special occasion.
Also, please remember to follow your local public health guidelines so that we can continue to keep our communities safe.
Together, we will continue to build a Canada that is fairer, safer, and more inclusive for everyone.
On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish everyone celebrating a happy Diwali.