Marking the occasion of the bicentenary of the birth of Baha’u’llah with a statement on October 22nd, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined the ranks of other world leaders who acknowledged this historic day:
“Today, we join the Bahá’í community in Canada and around the world to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the prophet and founder of the Bahá’í faith.
“Baha’u’llah’s teachings aim to inspire respect, as well as to promote diversity and inclusion, gender equality, and education for all – values that we hold dear as a country.
“Canada’s diversity is one of our greatest strengths and sources of pride. This year, as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, I invite all Canadians to reflect on how they can put into practice these values of openness and respect.
“Sophie and I extend our best wishes to all those celebrating this historic milestone for the Bahá’í faith.”