Ramadan Greetings from Toronto Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly, Premier Kathleen Wynne, Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the occasion of Ramadan

Ottawa, Ontario
27 June 2014

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark the beginning of Ramadan:

“On behalf of the people of Canada, I would like to extend my best wishes to Muslims here at home and around the world as they prepare to observe the holy month of Ramadan.

“For Muslims, Ramadan is the month the Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.

“It is a time for fasting, worship, and contemplation, as well as a time to share with friends, family and the community.

“It is also a time for charity and almsgiving, and remembering those who are less fortunate.

“As Muslims across Canada prepare for this holy month, Laureen and I wish them peace and happiness.

“Ramadan Kareem.”

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