Happy Lunar New Year – Year of the Snake 2013

DA JIA HAO! (Hello everyone!)

Hi. I’m Pierre Poilievre, your Member of Parliament for Nepean-Carleton.

It’s my pleasure and honour to extend my best wishes this Lunar New Year to all Canadians of Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese descent.

TSIN NIAN KUAI LE! (Happy New Year!)

Not only is this time of year characterized by long-standing traditions, celebrations and beliefs, it also honours the history and ancient customs of one of the world’s oldest civilizations.

As we enter into the ‘Year of the Snake,’ said to be a good omen, it’s my sincere hope for all families to be blessed with luck, happiness and good health in the year to come.

Those born in the Year of the Snake are said to be thoughtful and wise, and are often successful in business.

This is a good sign as Canada strengthens our mutually beneficial trading relationships with China, Korea and Vietnam.

On behalf of our Conservative Government, and from my family to yours, I wish all Canadians happiness in the Year of the Snake and beyond.