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Canadian politicians wish Tamil-Canadian community for Tamil Heritage month

Canadian politicians from across the political spectrum put out statements and tweets wishing the Tamil-Canadian community for Tamil Heritage month in Canada.

In his statement member of parliament (MP) Ahmed Hussen stated that “January marks the beginning of Tamil Heritage month in Canada, a time to reflect on the rich history, culture, resiliency, and strength of the Tamil communities across the country.”

Conservative party leader Pierre Poilievre wished Tamil-Canadians a happy Tamil Heritage month in his statement. Poilievre emphasized that Canada will always remain an ally to the Tamil community.

The Conservative party leader also highlighted the “unspeakable acts of evil and oppression” that the Tamil community has faced. He continues “When the Sri Lankan civil war broke out in 1983, Tamils boldly fought for their freedom to live in peace and dignity. They have stood by their unique identity and defended their heritage in the face of overwhelming opposition.”

In a tweet, MP Bill Blair stated that “Tamil Heritage Month gives us an opportunity to learn about and celebrate the many great contributions of Tamil Canadians”



Member of Parliament, Sonia Sidhu, highlights that Canada is “home to one of the world’s largest Tamil communities” she continues “we are proud to have a vibrant Tamil-Canadian community here in Brampton.”



Salma Zahid, MP for Scarborough Centre, tweeted that “Tamil Canadians continue to enrich our country through politics, sports, arts, business, and beyond.” Zahid also stated that she looks “forward to recognizing this dynamic community for its contributions to Scarborough and to Canada.”



MP Annie Koutrakis wished Tamil-Canadians a happy Tamil Heritage month and stated that January is an “opportunity to recognize and celebrate the immense contributions Tamil-Canadians have made.”



Read full statements here and here

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