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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on National Acadian Day

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark National Acadian Day:

“National Acadian Day is an occasion to celebrate Acadians’ history, language and heritage, and the invaluable contributions they have made to Canada.

“In the early 1600s, Acadians established the first permanent French settlement in North America and played a key role in helping to build New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and parts of Quebec.