FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OTTAWA, ON – The Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada issued the following statement for Portuguese Heritage Month:

“Today and in the days to come, Canadians of Portuguese descent will celebrate Portuguese Heritage Month with parades and other community gatherings.

“Portuguese Heritage Month, as well as the upcoming Portugal Day, are opportunities to celebrate the history, accomplishments, and culture of the community. Canada is proud to have a well-established and well-integrated Portuguese community across the country.

“Portuguese explorers were among the first to arrive in Canada and it was João Fernandes Lavrador who discovered the land that was later named after him, Labrador. The Portuguese connection to Canada goes back to the very discovery of our country and today, Canadians of Portuguese heritage continue to help make Canada strong and free.

“On behalf of Canada’s Conservatives, I extend my best wishes to all Canadians taking part in Portuguese Heritage Month!

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For more information, please contact:

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