Statement from Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford on South Asian Heritage Month

“I am pleased to celebrate the start of South Asian Heritage Month.

“South Asian Heritage Month celebrates the arrival of settlers from a diverse set of backgrounds and cultures, a diaspora ranging from India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and other nations.  

“South Asian Heritage month is a time to pay tribute, recognize and celebrate the contributions of South Asian immigrants in local communities all across this province.

With a community in Ontario of over 1,150,000 people, and a history in Ontario of over 100 years, the South Asian community has played a very significant role in our province’s traditions. Whether in social, economic or political circles, the South Asian diaspora is an important fabric of this province.

“During this month I encourage all Ontarians to learn more about our friends from the South Asian diaspora. The Ontario PC Party embraces a pluralistic society, one that values faith, family, hard work and respect for traditions.

“On behalf of the Ontario PC Party, I would like to wish all those of South Asian descent a happy South Asian Heritage Month.”