Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Pierre Poilievre, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Official Opposition, released the following statement on Imamat Day: 

“Today, in over 25 countries worldwide, more than 12 million Ismaili Muslims celebrate the succession of His Highness Mawlānā Hazar Imam as the Aga Khan – the 49th hereditary spiritual leader of their faith. 

“With gratitude, Ismaili Muslims reflect on their belief in God’s provision of the Aga Khan, who has guided their community for the past 66 years. As the Imam of the Time, his Highness has been a steadfast champion of Ismailis, working to uplift others, champion pluralism, and spread the message of hope and peace central to their faith.  

“On Imamat Day, Canadians join with all Ismailis to honour the Aga Khan’s many achievements and his contributions to advancing freedom and democracy around the world. We celebrate with the thousands of Ismaili Muslims in Canada who have been blessed by his leadership and continue to be a source of life and light in their communities every day. 

“On behalf of the Conservative Party of Canada, Happy Imamat Day! Khushiali Mubarak!”