Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Pierre Poilievre, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Official Opposition, released the following statement on Canadian Armed Forces Day:
“Today, Canadians from coast to coast to coast pay tribute to the brave men and women who serve in the Canadian Armed Forces. Since our country’s foundation, these Canadians have displayed extraordinary selflessness and sacrifice as they serve our country and stand on guard for the values that we hold most dear.
“These Canadians always answer the call to defend our country. They move away from their families and communities to uphold freedom, peace and democracy and put their lives on the line to protect innocent people, both at home and abroad.
“In the 21st century, members of the Canadian Armed Forces have been involved in some of the world’s most dangerous conflicts. Today, all Canadians should take the time to reflect on this extraordinary commitment and sacrifice.
“We must also give special thanks to the family members of the Canadian Armed Forces, who have experienced their loved ones serving far from home. This is a life of service, and all Canadians should be proud of their courage.
“On behalf of the Conservative Party of Canada, I would like to thank members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families for their love and service to our country.”