Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes his way to the podium for a news conference outside Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Thursday, June 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS-Adrian Wyld
Prime Minister's message on Canada Day 2020/ The Canadian Press
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Canada Day statement touches on issues confronting everyone due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Large celebrations in many parts of the nation are being replaced with backyard barbecues and digital events due to COVID-19.
That includes the annual pomp and pageantry on Parliament Hill.
It's going online to keep crowds from gathering.
The Ottawa shows will be streamed at midday and in the evening, followed by virtual fireworks.
Trudeau's statement talks about the need to ensure "every senior has a safe place to live" after reports of appalling conditions in long-term care homes subject to outbreaks.
He says throughout the pandemic Canadians have been there for one another because that's what it means to be Canadian.
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