Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Pierre Poilievre, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Official Opposition, released the following statement on the birthday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan:

“Today, in Canada and across the world, Ismaili Muslims are celebrating the 87th birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan. Over the course of his extraordinary life, the Aga Khan has fought poverty, invested in healthcare, and generously funded cultural centres like the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.

“The Aga Khan’s birthday is also an opportunity for us to celebrate the contributions that Ismaili Muslims have made to our country. Since the first wave of Ismaili Muslims arrived in Canada in the 1970s, they have dedicated themselves in business, public service and philanthropy to making Canada a stronger and more vibrant country.

“On behalf of the Conservative Party of Canada, I would like to wish the Aga Khan a happy birthday and thank Ismaili Muslims across Canada for all their contributions.

“Salgirah Khushiali Mubarak!”