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Voices and Greetings

A Celebration of Mother Language in Canada

<blockquote class='quote'>[...] Canada’s own linguistic diversity is represented by two Official Languages — English and French — together with the mother tongues of Aboriginal Canadians, and the ancestral languages of newcomers to our country. [...]</blockquote>

<address class='quote'>The Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada</address>

[...] Canada’s own linguistic diversity is represented by two Official Languages — English and French — together with the mother tongues of Aboriginal Canadians, and the ancestral languages of newcomers to our country. [...]
The Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada

<blockquote class='quote'>[...] I have had the good fortune during my lifetime to travel around the world [...]. This exposure to other nationalities opens your eyes and your heart to endless possibilities, meaningful relationships, and to promoting and fostering a more inclusive, happier and peaceful world. [...]</blockquote>

<address class='quote'>Donald S. Ethell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta</address>

[...] I have had the good fortune during my lifetime to travel around the world [...]. This exposure to other nationalities opens your eyes and your heart to endless possibilities, meaningful relationships, and to promoting and fostering a more inclusive, happier and peaceful world. [...]
Donald S. Ethell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta

<blockquote class='quote'>Language is a critical component to one’s identity and culture. By recognizing mother languages, we cultivate understanding – which in turn helps create more inclusive societies and a world richer in cultural experiences.</blockquote>

<address class='quote'>Gene Zwozdesky,<br />Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta</address>

Language is a critical component to one’s identity and culture. By recognizing mother languages, we cultivate understanding – which in turn helps create more inclusive societies and a world richer in cultural experiences.
Gene Zwozdesky,
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta

<blockquote class='quote'>[...] My sincere thanks go out to the Bangladesh PessClub Centre of Alberta for the work they have done to promote International Mother Language Day in our province. You are helping Albertans to protect and promote their rich ethnic history. [...]</blockquote>

<address class='quote'>Jim Prentice, Premier of Alberta</address>

[...] My sincere thanks go out to the Bangladesh PessClub Centre of Alberta for the work they have done to promote International Mother Language Day in our province. You are helping Albertans to protect and promote their rich ethnic history. [...]
Jim Prentice, Premier of Alberta

<blockquote class='quote'>[...] Canada is proud of its rich cultural and linguistic diversity, we value the importance of preserving mother languages in our multicultural society. [...]</blockquote>

<address class='quote'>Thomas Mulcair, Leader of the Official Opposition</address>

[...] Canada is proud of its rich cultural and linguistic diversity, we value the importance of preserving mother languages in our multicultural society. [...]
Thomas Mulcair, Leader of the Official Opposition

<blockquote class='quote'>[...] The value and importance of preserving mother languages is vital to enhancing the vibrancy and diversity of our province. It is a way to connect us to our past, to highlight the traditions and customs of our parents and to preserve the cultural heritage of our ancestors. [...]</blockquote>

<address class='quote'>Maureen Kubinec, Minister of Culture and Tourism</address>

[...] The value and importance of preserving mother languages is vital to enhancing the vibrancy and diversity of our province. It is a way to connect us to our past, to highlight the traditions and customs of our parents and to preserve the cultural heritage of our ancestors. [...]
Maureen Kubinec, Minister of Culture and Tourism

<blockquote class='quote'>[...] Language is one of the most powerful ways to preserve and promote one’s culture for future generations to learn and appreciate. We are blessed to live in a society where multiculturalism is encouraged and celebrated. [...]</blockquote>

<address class='quote'>Flor Marcelino,<br />Manitoba Minister of Multiculturalism and Literacy</address>

[...] Language is one of the most powerful ways to preserve and promote one’s culture for future generations to learn and appreciate. We are blessed to live in a society where multiculturalism is encouraged and celebrated. [...]
Flor Marcelino,
Manitoba Minister of Multiculturalism and Literacy

<blockquote class='quote'>[...] A mother tongue is more than just an accent, dialect, or language; it is an identity. [...]</blockquote>

<address class='quote'>Sohail Quadri, Legislative Secretary to the Premier</address>

[...] A mother tongue is more than just an accent, dialect, or language; it is an identity. [...]
Sohail Quadri, Legislative Secretary to the Premier

Voices

[...] The value and importance of preserving mother languages is vital to enhancing the vibrancy and diversity of our province. It is a way to connect us to our past, to highlight the traditions and customs of our parents and to preserve the cultural heritage of our ancestors. [...]
Maureen Kubinec, Minister of Culture and Tourism

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