Leader of the Green Party of Ontario, Mike Schreiner, made the following statement today;
“On behalf of the Green Party of Ontario, I’d like to wish all Ontarians and citizens of the world who are celebrating the festival of lights, a very happy Diwali.
This special day reminds us of the virtues of compassion and understanding, and reminds us of how fortunate we are to live in a province that is ethnically diverse and culturally rich.
Diwali festival is representative of the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. With these virtues in mind I encourage Green Party of Ontario members and all Ontarians to make a commitment to helping others, being compassionate and to better understand the challenges of those around us.
We wish for joy and peace on this special celebration of compassion, knowledge, tolerance and goodness.”