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In their own words: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s message on Canada Day – Orillia Matters

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has released a video message to Canadians on Canada Day. Here’s what he had to say, in his own words.

“Hello everyone, happy Canada Day. No matter where you are, I hope you’re celebrating the incredible people, the land and the story that is Canada.

It’s a story that began more than 157 years ago, with Indigenous Peoples who called this land home since time immemorial.

It’s a story of sacrifice. When Canadian soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy, they knew they were risking their lives, but freedom — even for those across an ocean, even for generations of people they’d never meet — was worth fighting for.

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