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Canadian parliamentarians celebrate Tamil New Years

(Photo of PM Justin Trudeau at Thai Pongal 2019)

Canadian parliamentarians, including their Prime Minister, have wished the Tamil community in Canada and worldwide a happy new year and thanked them for their contribution.

 In Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s statement he stated:

“Today is also a day to recognize and honour the many contributions Tamil communities continue to make throughout Canada. Whether keeping Canadians safe and healthy by working on the front lines of the pandemic, or helping their neighbours and communities through difficult times, Tamil Canadians make our country a better place to call home every day”.

Gary Anandasangaree, MP for Scarborough-Rouge Park, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, celebrated the New Year stating on Twitter:

Leader of Ontario's opposition, Andrea Horwath, celebrated on Twitter stating:


Mayor of Toronto, John Tory, similarly celebrated the New Year wishing Tamils "health and prosperity".

Mayor of Brampton, Patrick Brown, wished Tamils a happy New Year on Twitter stating:

Gurratan Singh wished the Tamil community a happy New Year stating:


Salma Zahid, MP Scarborough Centre, celebrated the New Year expressing pride in the Tamil community stating:

Logan Kanapathi, MPP for Markham-Thornhill, celebrated the New Year stating on Twitter:

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