Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on International Day of the Girl

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the occasion of the second International Day of the Girl:

“On this special day, let us reaffirm our commitment to promoting the rights of girls in Canada and around the world, and reflect on the challenges and hardships that so many are unfortunately still facing today.

“Our Government recognizes that investing in girls’ health and education is essential to eliminating poverty, as well as creating healthy and sustainable communities.

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