In Christmas message, Trudeau says Canadians can be hopeful amid the pandemic

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there is still reason for Canadians to be hopeful despite the ongoing crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In his annual Christmas message, Trudeau says that while 2021 was another tough year, Canadians got through it together.

He says in the past year Canadians helped neighbours, supported local businesses, skipped social gatherings, and wore masks to keep each other safe.

Trudeau says Canadians should reflect on how they can keep up efforts to mitigate the effects of the pandemic now and into the new year.

The prime minister is calling on Canadians to “keep showing up for one another” by following public health measures and encouraging friends and family to get vaccinated and boosted.

Despite cases of COVID-19 surging across the country, Trudeau says brighter days are ahead that Canadians will reach together.

—The Canadian Press

RELATED: COVID-19 cases across Canada could be ‘very high’ by January, top doctor warns

RELATED: ‘The right thing to do’: Canadians differ on holiday plans in light of Omicron threat

The Canadian Press

Leave a Comment
Published by
The Canadian Press

Recent Posts

VIDEO: Lower Mainland woman credits Salmon Arm couple with saving her life

Katie Potts was a passenger in a car that veered off the Coquihalla in 2021

4 hours ago

First Nations say landmark Pacific Rim national park path ‘going in the right direction’

New 25-km ʔapsčiik t̓ašii symbolizes true collaboration between Parks Canada and First Nations

4 hours ago

B.C. Mountie facing charges in alleged attempt to use position to pick up women

Surrey RCMP Cpl. Peter Leckie facing nine charges relating to breach of trust and fraud

5 hours ago

Robberies across Greater Victoria: A look at the numbers

Black Press Media complies statistics on robberies in Greater Victoria

5 hours ago

Saanich police update wounded officers’ conditions, confirm explosive device disposal

3 officers shot in bank robbery attempt recovering at home, 3 others still in hospital

6 hours ago

Alex Newhook second former Victoria Grizzlies player in 3 years to hoist Stanley Cup

The pride of St. John’s, Colorado Avalanche centre joins Blues’ Bozak on short list

7 hours ago