FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OTTAWA, ON – The Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and the Official Opposition, the Hon. Andrew
Scheer, issued the following statement to celebrate Eastern Christmas:

“Today is Christmas for our Eastern Christian friends and neighbours.

“Today is a day to rejoice, celebrating the birth of Christ; a day spent in prayer and with family and loved
ones. Today is a celebration of the good news of God’s generous gift to mankind that Christ came to
bring hope to humanity.

“We are blessed to live in Canada, a country of peace, freedom and prosperity. As we spend time with
our families, let us recall these blessings in gratitude. Let us also keep in mind those for whom the
holidays may be difficult in some way, those who are persecuted for their faith, and all who are less
fortunate.

“As we celebrate Christmas, we also keep in our thoughts and prayers the men and women of the
Canadian armed forces and first responders. Every year, they stand on guard for us, far from home and
family, allowing us to continue enjoying the blessings of this country throughout the Christmas season.

“From my family to yours, I would like to offer my best wishes for a very Merry Christmas!

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For more information, please contact:

Julie Pham
[email protected]
(613) 947-9932