Ottawa, ON – The Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, the Honourable Andrew Scheer, issued the following statement to mark Thai Pongal:

“Today, Canadians of Tamil origin will come together to celebrate the beginning of Thai Pongal.

“Also known as ‘The Festival of Tamils’, this four-day holiday is a time to give thanks for the harvest and express our gratitude to our friends, family and neighbors.

“It is a holiday that celebrates unity and cooperation by bringing everyone together.

“Today, Tamil families in Canada and around the world will share traditional rice pudding, Pongal with close relatives and friends, while expressing jubilation over life’s renewal.

“This month also marks Tamil Heritage month, providing all Canadians with an opportunity to learn more about the vast and vibrant economic, social and cultural contributions of Canada’s Tamil community.

“On behalf of Canada’s Conservatives, I offer my best wishes to all those celebrating Thai Pongal! I hope this festival will bring happiness, good health and prosperity to all.


For more information:

Julie Pham
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(613) 947-9932