Statement by Minister Chagger on Italian Heritage Month

From: Canadian Heritage

Today marks the beginning of Italian Heritage Month in Canada, where we honour and celebrate the exceptional contributions of Canadians of Italian origin in shaping our society.

Canada is home to more than 1.5 million Canadians of Italian descent, which makes it one of the largest Italian diasporas in the world. Italian Heritage Month is the perfect time to recognize and showcase the rich culture and heritage of Italian Canadians, as well as their ongoing contributions to building a stronger, vibrant and more inclusive Canada.

I would like to remind everyone of the importance of cherishing our openness and our differences, especially in these uncertain times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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