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

“Today, Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

“During Ramadan, the Muslim community in Canada dedicated themselves to personal spiritual growth and acts of service, compassion and charity. Many spent time and energy investing back into their neighbourhoods.

“I’d like to thank everyone who worked to support others this Ramadan. Your kindness and generosity have been a blessing to your communities and to our entire country.

“The pandemic interrupted many usual traditions and festivities and Muslims have patiently waited for a return to normal. I’m thankful that after two years of restrictions, many will once again be able to gather together to celebrate this joyous holiday with families and friends.

“As you celebrate Eid this evening, and reflect on the end of Ramadan, I hope that your gatherings are full of peace, comfort and spiritual renewal.

“Eid Mubarak to all celebrating.”