Statement by Premier King on Canada Day

Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King issued the following statement recognizing Canada Day: 

“Today, we join Canadians from coast to coast to coast in celebrating the country we love and call home.    

As Canadians and Islanders, we are fortunate to live in a country that affords us freedom, supports democracy, embraces diversity and celebrates its citizens each and every day. 

Working together, generations of Canadians have built a nation of diverse communities, cultures and opportunity. Let’s learn from the past, find inspiration in the present and continue working together as we embrace the communities we live in and the people who live in them.

These have been unprecedented times for our province and country. In the face of adversity, we have seen some of the very best of Islanders and Canadians shine through and be an inspiration to others through kindness, compassion and leadership. We have also been humbled by the stark reminder that we must continue to work together to address the very important issues that persist in our society today, ensuring that everyone’s voice is represented and heard and that every person has a fair and equal opportunity for success. It is with continued tenacity, resourcefulness and understanding that we will get through this defining time in our modern-day history, together, and come out a stronger province and country.

Our greatest strength will always come from our communities and our people. Rooted in hope and unity, and with the unwavering belief that we are better together, we will succeed even when we need to stay apart. 

As we celebrate Canada Day with family and friends, let’s do so safely! Let’s also never forget how fortunate we are to live in the greatest province in the greatest country in the world. 

On behalf of the Province of Prince Edward Island, I wish you all a wonderful and Happy Canada Day!”

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