“Today, Canadians come together to celebrate Multiculturalism Day, a day that highlights the rich tapestry of cultures that make up our province and our country.

“Multiculturalism Day recognizes that our shared national identity is enriched by diversity. We are of various races, cultures, and beliefs; we speak many languages and have numerous customs.

“Alberta’s commitment to multiculturalism is rooted in our shared values of respect and inclusion. Diversity is one of Alberta’s greatest strengths and is part of what makes this province a great place to live and work. Our multicultural heritage enriches our communities, strengthens our economy and broadens our perspectives.

“Our government is committed to fostering a province where people from all backgrounds are valued and respected.

“On this special day, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all Albertans who, through their unique cultures and traditions, contribute to the vibrant mosaic of our society. May we all continue to embrace each other’s differences and find strength in our unity.”

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