JANUARY 14, 2020


OTTAWA, ON – The Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and the Official Opposition, Hon. Andrew Scheer, issued the following statement today on the occasion of Thai Pongal:

“Today, Canadians of Tamil heritage will come together to mark the beginning of Thai Pongal, a celebration of thanksgiving for the harvest.

“Also known as “The Festival of Tamils”, Thai Pongal  is a time to express our gratitude to our friends, family and neighbours.

“January also marks Tamil Heritage Month, in which Canadians will have 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 and hope the festival will bring happiness, good health, and prosperity to all!”


For more information, please contact:

Julie Pham

(613) 947-9932

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