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Prime Minister Trudeau Extends Easter Wishes to Orthodox Community

Ottawa – In a heartfelt message, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has extended warm wishes to Orthodox Christians across Canada and around the globe on the occasion of Orthodox Easter, also known as Pascha. Trudeau’s statement, issued from Ottawa, Ontario, recognizes the significance of this holy celebration in the Christian Orthodox faith and highlights its themes of hope, renewal, and gratitude.

Orthodox Easter holds profound importance for millions of believers worldwide, symbolizing the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the triumph of life over death. Trudeau’s remarks acknowledge the diverse customs and traditions associated with this holiday, including the decorating of colorful eggs, sharing festive meals with loved ones, and attending solemn liturgical services.

Moreover, Trudeau emphasized the spirit of compassion and generosity that characterizes Easter, urging Canadians to reflect on life’s blessings and extend kindness to those in need. He praised the contributions of Orthodox Christians to communities across Canada, emphasizing the strength and richness of the nation’s cultural mosaic.

Trudeau’s message underscores the government’s commitment to religious diversity and inclusivity, affirming Canada’s status as a welcoming and inclusive nation where people of all faiths are valued and respected.

In response to the Prime Minister’s statement, Orthodox communities in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) have expressed gratitude for his recognition of their faith and traditions. Many have echoed Trudeau’s sentiments of unity and solidarity, emphasizing the importance of coming together as a diverse society to celebrate shared values of compassion, tolerance, and goodwill.


Prime Minister Trudeau’s message of solidarity with the Orthodox community resonates deeply with the spirit of inclusivity and diversity that defines Canadian society. In extending Easter wishes to Orthodox Christians, Trudeau reaffirms the government’s commitment to recognizing and respecting the religious and cultural heritage of all Canadians. His acknowledgment of Orthodox Easter serves as a reminder of the importance of embracing and celebrating the various traditions that contribute to the rich tapestry of Canadian identity. As communities in the GTA and beyond come together to celebrate Easter, Trudeau’s message reinforces the values of unity, compassion, and understanding that are central to the Canadian experience.

Alwin Marshall-Squire

Alwin Marshall-Squire is the Editor-in-Chief of GTA Today and serves as the Parliament Hill Reporter covering Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet. With a commitment to accurate and timely news coverage, Marshall-Squire brings depth and insight to the forefront of Canadian journalism. For feedback, reach out at

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