For Immediate Release
6 October 2023
“This weekend many across our province will gather to come together in the spirit of Thanksgiving. Holidays like this one call on all of us to take a moment together with friends and loved ones and reflect on the reasons to give thanks. We do this in spite of the ups and downs all of us have been through over the last number of years.
“My thanksgiving blessing this year is the gift of all of my children and grandchildren being home together for the first time in a long time for this holiday. But even with the immense joy and gratitude this will bring to our family – it is a reminder to me and that many across our province will not be experiencing that warmth.
“This weekend people will continue to struggle to make ends meet. Not being able to afford food will bring additional stress to people who are just trying to get by. Some will be without their families; some are without a family to turn to.
“The housing crisis continues to impact people at every corner of our province. While we gather this weekend, people will be living in tents without a safe and secure shelter. The cold temperatures are here, adding the worry of increased home heating costs for many who are already finding it difficult to keep up.
“This weekend, give thanks for the blessings you have around you, no matter how small. More importantly, save space in your thoughts for those who are struggling to find reasons to give thanks when the hardships that weigh on them seem to get heavier with each day.
“As Thanksgiving passes and we go into the fall and winter, New Democrats are committed to building a more equitable future for all of us.”
For further information, contact Eddy St. Coeur, Director of Communications, NDP Caucus at 729-2137 (o), or email@example.com