"Today, we recognize the women and men in Canada’s military and police forces who work to create peace and stability around the world.
"Over the years, Canadian peacekeepers have helped monitor ceasefires, protect the most vulnerable from the ravages of war and build the foundations of peace. Peacekeepers often endanger their own lives to help those most affected by violent conflict, in particular women and girls. They work tirelessly to protect human rights, and to ensure the voices of the most vulnerable are represented in peace processes.
"On behalf of the Government of Canada, I thank all of our country’s peacekeepers — past and present — for their courageous efforts to build lasting peace around the world. They represent the best of Canada. We will continue to work with the UN and other organizations to create a safer, more secure world for all."
—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Wednesday, August 9, 2017