Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement:
“For Christians around the world, this is a time to celebrate the life and teachings of Jesus Christ – and his message of compassion, courage and empathy.
As we celebrate this holiday season, we also remember that for so many Canadians and people across the world, the struggles of daily life continue. Whether it’s finding an affordable place to call home for your family or choosing between filling your fridge or filling your prescription – too many Canadians are faced with big problems and need solutions now.
More than ever, we need to have the courage to deal with the problems Canadians face with the urgency they require. This holiday season I encourage all of us to re-commit ourselves to building a more just and equal world where we all rise together.
The Christmas, may we take time to celebrate with loved ones, reflect on the blessings around us, eat yummy food and reconnect with those around us.
On behalf of all New Democrats, I extend my best wishes to you and your family during this holiday season. Merry Christmas.”