NOVEMBER 12, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

“Today, Sikhs in Canada will commemorate the birth of the founder of the Sikh faith, Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

“The Sikh community will gather together to spend time in meditation and prayer, singing hymns, and sharing a community lunch known as Langar, at Gurdwaras across the country.

“Guru Nanak Dev Ji taught the fundamental principles of compassion, equality, respect, and selflessness – values that are shared and upheld by Canadians across the country.

“Today, Canada is home to one of the largest and most actively engaged Sikh populations in the word and we are thankful to the Sikh community for its significant contributions to our country.

“On behalf of Canada’s Conservatives, I wish to extend my best wishes to all Sikhs in Canada for a joyous Guru Nanak Gurpurab!”

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For more information, please contact:

Julie Pham

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