Statement on U.S. Independence Day

July 4, 2013 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the people of Canada, it is my great pleasure to extend to the people of the United States our warmest wishes on the occasion of your 237th Independence Day.

“As neighbours and friends, our international partnership is a model for the world. Rooted in shared values, it helps to improve global prosperity and security daily.

“May Americans and Canadians continue to take every opportunity to continue this cooperation, to the benefit of all.

“On this day of celebration, we wish you the very best. Happy Fourth of July!”

- 30 -

For further information, media representatives may contact:

Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Follow us on Twitter: @DFATDCanada