Statement on Ramadan 2017

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

“Today at sunset marks the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims across Canada and around the world begin a time of fasting, reflection, empathy, and prayer,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands).

“Communities, friends, and families come together each evening for iftar, and to recite the Qu’ran and commemorate its revealing to the Prophet Muhammed. Ramadan reminds all Canadians that we are blessed to live in a country that celebrates diversity and multiculturalism. 

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

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