Statement by Minister Hussen on Portuguese Heritage Month


During the month of June, people across the country will celebrate Portuguese Heritage Month. As members of the community take the next 30 days to highlight the many great past and ongoing contributions of Portuguese Canadians, we’re given an opportunity to learn more about their rich and vibrant traditions and culture.   

As the proud home to over half a million Luso-Canadians, our country has one of the largest Portuguese diasporas in the world. Originally from many different Portuguese regions, the community has strived to keep their individual traditions, language and culture alive.

From politics to art and sport to cuisine, Canadians of Portuguese heritage continue to have a positive impact on our country each and every day in towns and cities across our great country.

As Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, and on behalf of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Government of Canada, I encourage all Canadians to celebrate Portuguese heritage throughout the month of June and beyond. 


For more information (media only), please contact:

Arevig Afarian
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion

Media Relations
Canadian Heritage

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