Prime Minister Harper Lauds Contribution of Chinese Canadians to National Development

Office of the Prime Minister / Cabinet du Premier ministre 

 

 

Prime Minister
Harper Lauds Contribution of Chinese Canadians to National Development

 

9 September
2006

Toronto,
Ontario

 

Prime
Minister Stephen Harper today paid tribute to the nation’s
Chinese-Canadian community, thanking them for their efforts in creating
today’s modern and prosperous
Canada .

“Through your dedication to family and community, solid work ethic and
commitment to educational achievement, you are helping to secure
Canada ’s
place in the 21st century,” the Prime Minister stated. “This is
something for which the Government of Canada is exceptionally
grateful.”

The Prime Minister made his remarks at the opening of Phase II facilities at
the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto. The new facilities, which
include a multi-purpose hall and a performing arts theatre, were made
possible through a financial contribution from
Canada ’s New Government and
a variety of corporate and individual donors.

Prime Minister Harper noted that the history of the Chinese community in
Canada
stretches back to the late 19th century, when thousands of Chinese labourers helped construct the Canadian Pacific Railroad.
Since that time, Canadians of Chinese descent have made their mark in a wide
range of other endeavors and have helped to build a stronger and better
nation.

“The Canada
we know and cherish would not exist without your efforts,” the Prime
Minister concluded.

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