Market Wire (press release)
Jan 5 2009

Minister Kenney Offers Best Wishes to Armenian Orthodox Christians
Celebrating Christmas

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 5, 2009) - The Honourable Jason
Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism,
issued the following statement on the celebration of Christmas by
Armenian Orthodox Christians:

"I am pleased to offer my very best wishes as Armenian Orthodox
Christians prepare to celebrate Christmas.

Armenian Orthodox Christians will celebrate Christmas on January 6th,
as they have for more than 1,700 years. Christmas is a time of
profound importance and a time when rich cultural traditions are
observed and shared by families and communities.

We are very fortunate to live in a country that enjoys peace and
stability, and where individuals have the freedom to practice the
religion of their choice. A wide range of religions and traditions are
followed from coast to coast and have made Canada richer and stronger.

As Minister for Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, I
extend sincere and warm wishes during the Christmas celebration and
throughout this New Year." ase/Citizenship-And-Immigration-Canada-934630.html