NOVEMBER 28, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OTTAWA, ON – The Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, issues the following statement to mark Albanian Independence Day:

“Today marks the 107th anniversary of Albania’s independence from the Ottoman Empire.

“The Albanian people were always determined to build a free and independent state. The success of the Albanian Revolt of 1912 was the pinnacle of a long struggle for freedom.

“I was deeply saddened to hear about the recent earthquake in Albania that took the lives of innocent civilians. I commend the hard work and dedication of the first responders that made it possible to extract survivors from the ruined buildings. Canada stands with Albania during this difficult time as its people continue to work together to find the many individuals that are missing.

“The Albanian community can be proud of its numerous contributions to Canadian society, culture and economy over the course of a century-long settlement in Canada. Your community is an integral part of our country and a bridge between our two friendly nations.

“On behalf of Canada’s Conservatives, I extend my best wishes to everyone in Canada and around the world celebrating Albanian Independence Day!”

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For more information, please contact:

Julie Pham

(613) 947 – 9932

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