PMO of Canada on National Acadian Day

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on National Acadian Day   August 15, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark National Acadian Day: “On National Acadian Day, Laureen and I join with all people of Acadian origin in celebrating their unique history, language, culture and traditions, as well as their invaluable contributions to Canada. “From the early days of the first French settlement in North America over four … [Read more...]

Prime Minister of Canada on the 2013 Calgary Stampede

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the 2013 Calgary Stampede July 5, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the opening of the 2013 Calgary Stampede which is taking place from July 5-14, 2013: “Today, Calgary celebrates the opening of The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth which showcases the remarkable western pioneer spirit, traditions and values that have contributed so much to making Canada the great nation it is today. This … [Read more...]

Outstanding Achievement Award – JAN 22 – Rideau Hall

  Outstanding Achievement Award   January 21, 2013 Governor General to present Public Service Outstanding Achievement Award OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, joined by the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, will present the Public Service Outstanding Achievement Award, at Rideau Hall, on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. Together, they will present the award to one senior executive of the … [Read more...]

Prime Minister of Canada on Canadian Academy Award nominees

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Canadian Academy Award nominees January 10, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement today congratulating Canadian Academy Award nominees: "On behalf of all Canadians, I offer my congratulations to director Kim Nguyen and producers Pierre Even and Marie-Claude Poulin for the nomination of their film Rebelle (also known as War Witch) as Best Foreign Language Film.   "I would also like to … [Read more...]

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the death of Kim Jong-il

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the death of Kim Jong-il     December 19, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the death of Kim Jong-il: “Kim Jong-il will be remembered as the leader of a totalitarian regime who violated the basic rights of the North Korean people for nearly two decades. “We hope his passing brings positive change allowing the people of North Korea to emerge from six decades of … [Read more...]

State Funeral of Jack Layton – August 27, 2011 at ROY THOMSON HALL

State Funeral of Jack Layton August 26, 2011 Their Excellencies to Attend State funeral for the Honourable Jack Layton OTTAWA—Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will attend the State funeral for the Honourable Jack Layton, leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition. The ceremony will take place at Roy Thomson Hall, in Toronto, on Saturday, August 27, 2011, at 2 p.m.   WEBSITE: … [Read more...]

National Peacekeepers Day ~ August 9, 2011

    Prime Minister of Canada on National Peacekeepers’ Day August 9, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark National Peacekeepers’ Day: “For over 60 years, Canada has sent her sons and daughters around the world to promote values we hold so dear: peace, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. Today, we salute Canada’s peacekeepers, who have always been willing to step forward to serve our country … [Read more...]

PMO – Prime Minister of Canada on National Aboriginal Day

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on National Aboriginal Day June 21, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark National Aboriginal Day: “Today we honour and celebrate Aboriginal peoples in Canada on this, the 15th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day. “In addition to their remarkable art and culture, which continue to be an integral part of Canadian identity, Aboriginal peoples make enormous contributions to this country every … [Read more...]

PMO – Prime Minister of Canada celebrating Father’s Day!

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Father’s Day June 19, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark Father’s Day: “Father’s Day is a chance to say thank you to our fathers and to celebrate the role they play in our families. “Fathers take on various key roles including caregivers, teachers and role models. They are sources of strength for their families. And their devotion, values and morals act as a foundation that helps shape … [Read more...]

Prime Minister of Canada on International Women’s Day

    Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on International Women’s Day       March 8, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the occasion of International Women’s Day: “Our Government is proud to join Canadians in observing the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a worldwide celebration of women and their outstanding achievements. “This year’s theme, Girls’ Rights Matter, embodies cherished Canadian values, such as … [Read more...]

PMO(Canada) – Canadian Academy Award Nominees

  Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Canadian Academy Award Nominees   January 25, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement today congratulating Canadian nominees on the Academy Award nominations for their work: “On behalf of Canadians across the country, I extend my congratulations to Canadian director and screenwriter Denis Villeneuve and producers Luc Déry and Kim McGraw for the nomination of their film Incendies as Best Foreign Language … [Read more...]

PMO – Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India (October 14, 2010)

    Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada           October 3, 2010 ~~ Ottawa, Ontario     Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement on the opening of the XIX Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India:     “Beginning today, Canada’s athletes will once again have the chance to shine on the international stage, this time at the XIX Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. Canadians from coast to coast to coast will be cheering them on."        “The Commonwealth Games give … [Read more...]

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