Letter from the Honourable Tom Mulcair,
Leader of the Official Opposition

Letter from the Honourable Tom Mulcair,
Leader of the Official Opposition

OTTAWA

September 7, 2014

Dear Friends,

On behalf of Canada's New Democrats, I am pleased to extend warm greetings to everyone gathered for the Merchant Navy Veterans Day of Remembrance.

I especially salute the Canadian and Allied Merchant Navy veterans who are present today. Canada's Merchant Navy played a crucial role during two world wars and in other conflicts around the globe. Your exceptional courage is a point of pride for all Canadians. Being able to leave family behind to serve one's country is a singular quality and all our veterans deserve respect and support when they return home.

Today we also pay tribute to the merchant mariners who made the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives while honouring the call of duty. We must be always mindful of their loss and continue to uphold the values they fought so hard to protect.

New Democrats join all Canadians in expressing sincere appreciation for your service. Your courage and determination in the face of danger is an inspiration for all Canadians. Please accept my best wishes for a memorable ceremony.

Sincerely,

Thomas Mulcair
Originally signed by Thomas Mulcair

Hon. Thomas Mulcair, P.C., M.P. (Outremont)
Leader of the Official Opposition
New Democratic Party of Canada

Honourable Tom Mulcair, Leader of the Official Opposition

OTTAWA

September 7, 2014

Dear Friends,

On behalf of Canada's New Democrats, I am pleased to extend warm greetings to everyone gathered for the Merchant Navy Veterans Day of Remembrance.

I especially salute the Canadian and Allied Merchant Navy veterans who are present today. Canada's Merchant Navy played a crucial role during two world wars and in other conflicts around the globe. Your exceptional courage is a point of pride for all Canadians. Being able to leave family behind to serve one's country is a singular quality and all our veterans deserve respect and support when they return home.

Today we also pay tribute to the merchant mariners who made the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives while honouring the call of duty. We must be always mindful of their loss and continue to uphold the values they fought so hard to protect.

New Democrats join all Canadians in expressing sincere appreciation for your service. Your courage and determination in the face of danger is an inspiration for all Canadians. Please accept my best wishes for a memorable ceremony.

Sincerely,

Thomas Mulcair
Originally signed by Thomas Mulcair

Hon. Thomas Mulcair, P.C., M.P. (Outremont)
Leader of the Official Opposition
New Democratic Party of Canada