Green Party Statement on Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas

OTTAWA –Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich–Gulf Islands), issued the following statement on Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas, also known as the ‘Festival of Lights,’ which signifies light over darkness:

“Today, we join Canadian families across the country in celebrating Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas.

“I hope the New Year brings health, happiness, and peace to all Jain, Hindu, and Sikh communities celebrating today.

“On behalf of the Green Party of Canada, I wish everyone a Happy Diwali and a joyous festival of lights.”


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