“Easter is the most holy and significanttime for Christians. The Easter season commemorates the suffering, death, and resurrection of Christ.
“While we enjoy freedom, we remember the many throughout the world who are persecuted for their beliefs. Across the Middle East, Christians and other religious minorities continue to be targetted. Freedom of conscience and religion is a fundamental human right, and people should be free to worship without fear of violent reprisal.
“Ontario’s Christian community is as diverse as our province itself, with each community expressing a common faith in unique ways.
“Easter is a time for families and friends to gather in celebration of faith, and in the spirit of peace, love, forgiveness, and charity.
“Please accept my best wishes for a joyful and hopeful Easter!”