FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, today released the following statement on Assumption Day:

“Today, I am happy to join Christians from different traditions across Canada in celebrating the Assumption.”

“The feast of the Assumption, also known as the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, is a day of joy for many Catholic, Orthodox, and other Christian communities across the country, celebrating the Blessed Virgin’s entrance into heaven at the end of her earthly life, a sign to all of the redemptive power found in Jesus Christ.

Celebrated in different traditions and cultures and known by many different names across Canada, the celebration of the Assumption is a symbol of our diversity in unity.

“Canada is blessed with devout and diverse Christian Communities. On holy days, such as today, we are especially grateful for their contributions to our nation’s heritage, culture and traditions.”

“On behalf of Canada’s Conservatives, I would like to extend my best wishes for a blessed feast day to everyone celebrating across the country.”

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For more information, please contact:

Julie Pham
Julie.Pham@parl.gc.ca
(613) 947-9932