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Prime Minister Trudeau Extends Warm Wishes on Vesak

Ottawa – In a heartfelt message marking the auspicious occasion of Vesak, also known as Buddha Day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau extended warm wishes to the Buddhist community in Canada and around the globe.

Vesak, the most sacred festival in Buddhism, commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and passing away of Gautama Buddha, the revered founder of the faith. It is a time for profound reflection, meditation, and spiritual rejuvenation for millions of Buddhists worldwide.

In his statement issued from Ottawa, Prime Minister Trudeau emphasized the significance of Vesak as a time for individuals to reaffirm their commitment to the core values espoused by Buddha, including respect, wisdom, and goodwill. He highlighted the tradition of charitable acts and community service undertaken by many Buddhists during this period, reflecting the principles of generosity, compassion, and selflessness central to the teachings of Buddha.

The Prime Minister’s message resonated with the spirit of inclusivity and unity, urging all Canadians to embrace the values of Vesak and contribute to building a stronger and more compassionate society. His invitation to Canadians of all backgrounds to participate in the celebration underscores the importance of fostering understanding and harmony among diverse communities.

As Buddhists across the nation observe Vesak with prayers, ceremonies, and acts of kindness, Prime Minister Trudeau’s words serve as a reminder of the shared values that unite Canadians of different faiths and backgrounds.

GTA Today extends its warmest wishes to all those celebrating Vesak, embodying the spirit of compassion, service, and enlightenment on this auspicious day.

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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