Statement: Diwali

“Today, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains celebrate Diwali – the festival of lights. Today is a day that commemorates the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, tolerance over prejudice and knowledge over ignorance. 
Diwali reminds us that we live in a province that is ethnically diverse and culturally rich. The mutual respect that we extend to each other today and everyday, and the harmony in which we live reminds us of the strong bonds of community, family and friendship that is at the core of every Ontarian.
As we celebrate Diwali, we should take the time to always remember how fortunate we are and make a strong commitment to help those in need.
On behalf of the Green Party of Ontario, I wish all Ontarians a happy Diwali.”
Mike Schreiner
Leader, Green Party of Ontario