April 20, 2014
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement marking Easter:
“I would like to extend my warmest wishes to all Christians across Canada and around the world as they gather with family and friends to celebrate Easter.
“Easter, also known as Pascha, is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the triumph of life over death. Recalling the Passover of ancient Israel, it is a time of renewed hope, forgiveness and new beginnings through the Grace of God.
“This year is special as Christians in both the Eastern and Western churches are celebrating Easter on the same day.
“On this holy day, let us reflect on the many blessings in our lives and remember those in need.
“On behalf of my family, I wish all those celebrating a very happy and joyful Easter.”
Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Easter