A celebration of love, thanksgiving, fellowship and peace of the people.
The first of July, each year, is a special milestone for every resident of Canada, whether he is part of the indigenous Indian communities, whether he belongs to communities of English-speaking and French-speaking Canadians, or is a member of the communities of the great human mosaic that adorns and is part of the great, liberal state administration of North America.
Canada is a new and modern cultural community with the participation of its citizens, as a country, building a new cultural map, while respecting and maintaining good relations with all human communities on earth.
Religious freedom is a powerful pillar of Canadian democracy, when a sanctuary is attacked maliciously by extremist elements who oppose the principles of democracy, then the law intervenes to enforce order and peace in the region.
In this country of the American north, every citizen feels the privilege of security, this includes the way of life of his own preference, the assurance of food for him and his family members and a place where he can house his family, but beyond that he enjoys the great privileges of the Canadian way of life.
As a nation we believe that the personality of every citizen is a sacred affair, our respect for it is the ultimate law. There are no groups of citizens or communities in our society that are marginalised because of particularities in the way of thinking or even the way of life.
The family continues to remain the social base of our communities and we are doing everything possible to preserve it as a foundation on which our democracy rests.
Our communities in no way excludes from society extreme members of left-wing or even right-wing ideologies, disruptive movements or followers of political theories, which go beyond any expression of democratic meditation. It is only in such cases that Canadian society shows tolerance without any reaction, since, of course, the state and the laws of the state are respected.
Respect for and protection of freedom of the press distinguishes the country. Each language community has the opportunity to learn about news and developments in its mother tongue, as long as it has the necessary conditions and people who know about journalism. Moreover, Canadian governments, within the framework of equal treatment, encourage similar efforts with financial support.
By referring to freedom of the press, we do not mean publications that are only interested in their own interests and have as their sole measure the abuse of the truth, the dissemination of false news and prejudice towards the administration and social groups.
This is Canada that today we celebrate with peaceful joys and gatherings, with excursions and speeches by citizens of all the language and cultural communities of the country together and with respect to the communities of our indigenous fellow citizens.
Of all of us here in the community of the country's Council of Editors of the National Minorities, one is the wish to live thousands of years O Canada and remain a shining star of peace, fellowship of peoples, and humanity.
Thomas S. Saras
Editor-In-Chief Patrides Review