In a video message, posted on social media, Trudeau sent multiple messages to his countrymen.
He said: “Merry Christmas, Canada! Today, our family joins Christians across the country and around the world to celebrate the birth of Christ. It’s a time to spread joy and cheer, appreciate our blessings, and honour traditions like opening presents, decorating the Christmas tree, or setting aside a couple of cookies for Santa. We’re also well into winter from coast to coast to coast. And here in Canada, we’ve always known how to smile through the cold days and long nights because this season is about bringing light to the people around us. We also know this is a difficult time for some families.
“For Canadian Armed Forces members who are far from home, it’s just one example of the many sacrifices you and your families make. We’re thinking of you and we’re grateful for everything you do for Canadians. We’re also thinking of the hardworking Canadian families who might be struggling to make ends meet this Christmas.”
Merry Christmas, Canada! Sophie and I wish you joy, health, love and peace at this most wonderful time of year. pic.twitter.com/ek1bUQEh8m
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) December 24, 2018
Highlighting some the works undertaken by his government, Trudeau said: “Our government is working to make things a little easier for you whether its putting the first ever National Housing Strategy into action, supporting seniors, or putting more money in the pockets of nine out of ten Canadian families with the Canada Child Benefit. We will always stand with you because that’s what Canadians do. We pull together, with our families, our neighbours, and folks in need anywhere.”
Speaking about unity in diversity, the Prime Minister said: “We find strength in our differences, and celebrate everything we have in common. And we do our part to take care of each other and make life better for the people around us. That’s what Christmas, and Canada, is all about. So this season and on into the new year, let’s stand together, celebrate each other, and keep building a brighter future for all of us…..”
On Dec 25, festival Christmas is celebrated in various parts of the world to commemorate the birth of religious leader Jesus Christ.