The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Philippine Independence Day:
“Today, we join the Filipino community in Canada and around the world to mark the 120th anniversary of Philippine Independence.
“Canada is home to a dynamic community of over 837,000 people of Philippine origin. The bonds between Canadians and Filipinos are the foundation of the Canada-Philippines relationship.
“Canada will continue to work with the Philippines to build closer ties between our two countries.
“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I invite all Canadians to reflect on the important contributions that Filipino Canadians have made to our national fabric, and wish all those celebrating a happy Independence Day.
“Maligayang Araw ng Kalayaan!