OTTAWA, ON – The Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, issues the following statement to mark Albanian Independence Day:

Today marks the 106th anniversary of Albania’s independence from the Ottoman Empire.

The Albanian people were always determined to build a free and prosperous state independent from foreign rule. The success of the Albanian Revolt of 1912 was the pinnacle of this proud nation’s long struggle for independence.

This year also marks another milestone in Albanian history, the 550th anniversary of the death of the Albanian national hero, Skanderbeg. Albania’s greatest warrior dedicated his life to defending his beloved homeland against those who wished to destroy it.

We take great pride in the contributions of Albanian Canadians to our society, culture and economy over their 100 years of settlement in Canada. They are an integral part of Canadian society, and the bridge between our two friendly nations.

On behalf of Canada’s Conservatives and the Official Opposition, I extend my best wishes to Albanian Canadians and Albanians around the world for Albania’s Independence Day.


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Julie Pham
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