Canada prime minister heaps praise on Indo Canadians

August 19, 2015
Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper on his visit to BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir located in Toronto said the indo Canadians represent the largest and are the most successful among the Indian Diaspora across the world. "In this uncertain and dangerous world, it is most comforting to know that Canada has certain friends like India." 

Canada prime minister heaps praise on Indo Canadians

"Canada's relationship with India is special because despite the enormous differences between our two countries, we have a growing economic relationship," said the prime minister, the Toronto Sun reported. 

Harper also mentioned the Indian immigrants’ arriving to Canada has increased about 35 percent from the year 2006 when his government come into power.

"We have welcomed over 300,000 permanent residents from India. At the same time, nearly 200,000 Indian immigrants have gone on to become Canadian citizens - nearly double the number under the previous government," Harper said. 

The Canadian prime minister is on praise about the indo Canadians throughout his speech and it also happens to be his third visit to this temple since he became prime minister.

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