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Statement by Premier Dalton McGuinty on prayer in the Legislature

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Statement by Premier Dalton McGuinty on prayer in the Legislature

Office of the Premier

Earlier this year I asked a Legislative Committee to look for a more inclusive approach to the daily Opening Ceremonies of the Ontario Legislature.

I want to thank the members of the committee for their hard work and the many Ontarians who expressed their views about their Legislature.

Ontarians have shown once again that with a spirit of cooperation and goodwill, we can resolve anything.  And that's what has been done today.

We have come together the Ontario way -- recognizing our traditions and heritage while embracing and celebrating our diversity.

The Legislature belongs to all of us and now its practices will reflect a modern Ontario that is home to many faiths and creeds, and anticipates a future every bit as open, and compassionate and respectful as the Ontario we have built, together.

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