Trudeau says Canadians will "celebrate differently" this Easter

Apr 12 2020, 9:22 am

Like many others across Canada, as well as around the world, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family are celebrating Easter Sunday today, albeit a little differently.

“Usually, we mark this day by coming together at church, sharing meals with loved ones, or helping our children hunt for Easter eggs,” the prime minister said in a statement.

“This year, as we celebrate differently in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Easter’s themes of hope, understanding, and renewal are more relevant than ever.”

Prime Minister Trudeau continued that the country is experiencing “great displays of personal sacrifice and compassion” during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and that Canadians are doing their part to protect their families and themselves by staying home.

He also described how Canadians are extending their generosity and compassion through various charitable initiatives and acts of kindness.

These efforts include donating to food banks, retrieving groceries for friends and loved ones, and continuing to go to work in essential services so that others can receive the items and services that they need.

“Easter is also a chance to recognize Christians across the country, who contribute so much to our communities as they live out their faith in large and small ways each day,” Prime Minister Trudeau continued.

He describes how Christian organizations and churches across Canada are joining together to help those most vulnerable not only in Canada but around the world.

“On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish all those celebrating a joyful and blessed Easter,” Trudeau concluded.