“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.”