“On behalf of the Official Opposition and the Conservative Party of Canada, I am delighted to extend my best wishes to everyone celebrating Nowruz, the Persian New Year. “Nowruz is a time for family and friends to set the Haft Seen (a traditional table setting of seven different items which symbolize the blessings of life) and reflect upon the past year and look to the year ahead with hope. “Nowruz is an opportunity to recognize the important contributions of Canadians of Persian and Central Asian heritage to building a prosperous and diverse Canada. “Nowruzetan Pirouz!”