Statement by Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath on Canada Day

People across Ontario and across Canada will be getting together today to celebrate Canada Day. On behalf of Ontario's New Democrats I want to wish you all a happy Canada Day, as we celebrate our country's 147th birthday.

One of the wonderful things about our country is that people can come here from anywhere in the world and call Canada home. Some of us can't remember a time we didn't celebrate on July 1, and there are others for whom this will be their first Canada Day in their new home country.  Today we will all celebrate a country of which we are very proud.

As Canadians we need to stand up for our values, values of inclusion, fairness, respect for each other, and the knowledge that anyone is welcome here and can make a life here.

To you and your family: have a safe and happy Canada Day!