Green Party Statement on Ramadan

(OTTAWA) – The Green Party of Canada released the following statement to mark the beginning of Ramadan:

“When the sun sets today Muslims across Canada begin the holy month of Ramadan, a time for prayer, spiritual growth and fasting,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands).

“Ramadan reminds us of Canada’s diversity, the many gifts this diversity bestows upon our country and of the importance of safeguarding religious freedom. At this time, we are painfully aware that  millions of Muslims in the Middle East currently face war and displacement and cannot celebrate this holy month in the sanctity of their homes,” said Ms. May.

“On behalf of the Green Party of Canada, I wish all Muslims peace and happiness during Ramadan. Ramadan Mubarak!”

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