Statement by NDP Leader Tom Mulcair on National Acadian Day
August 15th, 2016 - 3:05pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Over 400 years ago, French citizens in search of a better life arrived in Acadia in what is now the east coast of Canada. They developed distinct francophone traditions and culture that continue to thrive and enrich this great country we share.
Today, New Democrats join with Acadians from the Atlantic Provinces and right across North America to mark their national holiday and prepare for the annual Tintamarre. Together, we celebrate the unique Acadian culture and recognize the important contributions they have made to Canada.