Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Candice Bergen, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Official Opposition, released the following statement on Eid al-Adha:

“For the next several days, Muslims in Canada and around the world begin the celebration of Eid al-Adha – the Festival of Sacrifice.

“This important day marks the end of Hajj and provides Muslims, and all Canadians, an opportunity to meditate on the values of faithfulness, sacrifice, and compassion.

“As they reflect on the story of Abraham’s inspiring obedience to God, many members of the Muslim community will be celebrating by gathering together to participate in acts of worship, charity, and thanksgiving.

“On this special occasion, I’d like to thank Canada’s incredible Muslim community for all the ways that they have blessed their neighbours and worked to make Canada a more generous and hospitable place to live.

“I wish all Muslims observing Eid a time of peace and contentment as they celebrate this joyous festival.

“Eid Mubarak!”