Statement from the Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C., Q.C., M.P. on the occasion of the celebration of the 120th anniversary of Philippine Independence
June 12, 2018
I am delighted to extend my warmest greetings to the Filipino community in Vancouver Granville and across the country as you commemorate the 120th anniversary of Philippine Independence.
Commemorations such as these are important linkages to the history and culture of those who have made Canada their adopted home. In many communities, Canadians of Filipino descent gather on this occasion to share and celebrate the rich cultural traditions of the Philippines. It reminds us that we live in a country that truly embraces the diversity of its people because we know we are a better country for it.
Vancouver is a city that has benefitted greatly from that diversity, in part because of the Filipino Canadians who chose to call Canada their home many decades ago, and have since become formidable contributors to the economic, social, and cultural fabric of our community and country.
To the families and friends in our riding of Vancouver Granville, I offer my best wishes for a memorable celebration.
Gilakas’la (Thank you).