I had a wonderful day in Port Hope on Saturday for Northumberland Multicultural Day!
Between the beautiful weather, twenty-seven displays, vendors and a variety of entertainment– visitors couldn’t have asked for more. It was truly a celebration of the richness and diversity of our residents from all across the globe.
I would like to take a moment to recognize that we are on the traditional territory of the Anishnaabe Peoples, and acknowledge the long history of First Nations and Métis Peoples in Ontario, showing respect to them today.
I’ve said many times that it’s Canada’s diversity that’s our greatest strength as a nation.
It’s my hope that Canada continues another 150 years from now to be a beacon of civility. To be a “mentor” for global democracy. I want Canada to continue to be about its diversity. As a nation, we’ve always been stronger based on our collective distinctions.
As Canadians, our national diversity has been the strongest ties that have bound us together. It’s that very fabric that makes us all Canadian. This event gives us an amazing opportunity to showcase the wonderful palette of cultural heritages that call Northumberland home.
I’d like to thank both the County of Northumberland and the Town of Port Hope for hosting the festivities, and for leading the way to promote multiculturalism at its finest.