VICTORIA (November 8, 2019) – Leader of the Official Opposition, Andrew Wilkinson, released the following joint statement with Skeena MLA Ellis Ross for National Aboriginal Veterans Day:
“Today, on Aboriginal Veterans Day, we honour and recognize the dedication, contributions, and sacrifices of all First Nations, Métis, and Inuit veterans.
“For over two and a half decades, our country has set aside a separate day to commemorate and make special note of the contributions of Indigenous peoples to Canadian military efforts.
“Over 500 aboriginal veterans have lost their lives and 12,000 have served our country over the years. Their service, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice, shall never be forgotten.
“On behalf of the entire BC Liberal Caucus, we send our thanks to the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit veterans who are serving today, and all those who have served in the past.
“We thank you and we remember you.”