“We Canadians are blessed to live in the best country in the world. “But we must remember that our good fortune is not an accident.
“It’s the direct result of visionary leaders, of courageous men and women in uniform, of the waves of industrious immigrants who have come to our shores, of the decorated athletes who unite us and make us proud, and, of course, because of Canada’s families.
“Moms and dads, sons and daughters who work hard every day, in their own way, to help make Canada a better, stronger, more prosperous country.
“Today, let us celebrate the people who make Canada great.
“And let us, with proud and glowing hearts, rededicate ourselves to the service of our great country, Canada, strong, united and free.
“From my family to yours, Happy Canada Day!