Ottawa, ON – “The Tamil New Year, Puthandu, provides an opportunity for families and friends to get together to enjoy delicious meals, exchange gifts, and visit temples and churches. “This day also provides an opportunity for all Canadians to recognize the important contributions Tamil-Canadians have made to this great country. “On behalf of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Official Opposition, I would like to wish the Tamil Community of Canada a Happy New Year! “Iniya Tamizh Puthaandu Nalvazhthukkal.”