My name is Rick Savone. I'm the Consul General of Canada here in Shanghai.
On behalf of the government of Canada I would like to wish all of the viewers of eastday.com website a very happy Chinese New Year! 恭喜发财，新年快乐!
I know this is going to be a very special year, a year of the sheep, a year that symbolizes peace and love. And I think that in China and Canada and all parts of the world we can all use a bit more peace and love in our lives.
In the three years that I have lived here in Shanghai, it is a very special place in my heart. It is a place where Canadians tend to come first, and the land first when they come to China, and that is because Shanghai is a very special city, one that has opened its arms to the rest of the world, and one that offers the vision and model to the rest of the world, of the promise that this country offers in terms of technology, in terms of excellent food, in terms of the traditional history and culture of this city and people, and it's a place that I call home today. I enjoy living here very much. 新年快乐，恭喜发财！
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