Mr. Speaker, last night at midnight, thousands of Canadians across the country, including our Prime Minister, gathered together to ring in the lunar new year.
Over the next two weeks, Canadians of Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and other backgrounds are marking the arrival of the Year of the Sheep, known to some as the Year of the Goat. They will celebrate the renewal and optimism that comes with a new year, along with family, friends, and their local communities.
The lunar new year brings with it wonderful expressions of tradition and culture, such as the distribution of lucky pockets. It gives families the opportunity to honour their ancestors and pass along beautiful traditions and customs to a new generation.
The lunar new year is also a fantastic opportunity for all Canadians to share in the richness of Asian culture.
On behalf of the Conservative caucus, I wish all Canadians celebrating the lunar new year good luck, prosperity, and success.
Gong hey fat choy; Gong xi fa cai, Chuc mung nam moi!