Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the Christmas season:
"Merry Christmas, everybody.
And Happy New Year too!
This is a wonderful season.
A time for joyful reunions with family and friends, a time to reflect on our good fortune, and a time to remember those in our midst who have less.
As we count our many blessings, let us also give a moment to our brave men and women in uniform.
I’d ask you to offer a thought and a prayer for them and their families.
Friends, as Canadians from coast to coast to coast prepare for this joyous season, I want to wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday, a very Merry Christmas, a Happy Chanukah and a prosperous New Year.”