(OTTAWA) – The Green Party of Canada released the following statement on Canada Day 2017:
“As we celebrate our beautiful, diverse country on this very special day, we must never forget we are on unceded territory of traditional Indigenous peoples. Our next 150 years requires genuine reconciliation and justice with Indigenous communities, many of whom are starkly reminded each Canada Day of what they have lost because of colonialism.
“The Maple Leaf remains a symbol of democracy, compassion and equity around the world, and we are proud to call ourselves Canadian. As we gather with friends, family and loved ones this Canada Day, let us appreciate the hard-won freedoms we all enjoy. We have a long way to go, but we are so proud of how far we have come. Happy Canada Day, and Happy 150th, Canada!”
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