In his annual Christmas message Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall told the story of a family that was welcomed as newcomers to Saskatchewan.
“This Christmas newcomers from the world over will enjoy the holidays in their own way here in Saskatchewan because in the last ten years newcomers have again found hope here and chose Saskatchewan in record numbers to live without fear and to dream of a better future. May we always have that freedom and may we always have the freedom to celebrate Christmas. Christmas is the ultimate story of hope because that’s what God gave to us all. He sent his son Jesus as a tiny baby. He left perfection to endure oppression because he loved us and chose to bring us that hope. That’s what I believe this Christmas.”
Wall concluded Christmas is the time of year to enjoy the wealth of simply being together with those we love and the fulfillment of helping someone in need.