"Every year on July 1st, we take a moment to think about our good fortune and to celebrate who we are. This year is a little different because we have had to look out for one another like never before. This year, we have been tested. However, these past few months have shown us how resilient and compassionate Canadians are. Today, as Canadians, we celebrate our ingenuity in the fight against COVID-19, and our kindness to one another. I am proud to be Canadian. Happy Canada Day!"

~ Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette