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Trudeau said Muslim Canadians will turn to virtual alternatives as ways to “come together and enjoy iftar” with friends and families as the country continues to follow public health guidelines amid the pandemic.
“Many will also take this time to reflect on the values of gratitude, compassion, and generosity at the heart of Islam,” he continued. “These values, which many Canadians of all backgrounds share, are central to building a safer, healthier, and stronger country for everyone.”
“On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish all those celebrating a blessed and peaceful Ramadan.”
O’Toole says the beginning of Ramadan is a time “for community, charity and reflection” and wished Muslims in Canada and around the world a blessed month.
Today marks the beginning of Ramadan: a time for community, charity, and reflection. From Canada’s Conservatives, wishing Muslims in Canada and around the world a safe and blessed month. Ramadan Mubarak! pic.twitter.com/y2Yo1H6f0S
— Erin O’Toole (@erinotoole) April 12, 2021