VICTORIA (November 7, 2018) – Leader of the Official Opposition, Andrew Wilkinson, released the following statement today for Diwali:
“Today, Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, and others across our province will celebrate the start of the festival of lights in British Columbia.
“Both Diwali and Bandi Chhor Diwas signify the triumph of light over darkness, hope over despair, and celebrate the victory of good in the world.
“These festivals of lights symbolize renewal, and all that a new year brings, serving as an opportunity to come together as a community to celebrate. As British Columbians of many different backgrounds gather to light diyas, share meals, exchange gifts, and watch spectacular fireworks, it is important to remember all that brings us closer to one another.
“On behalf of the entire BC Liberal Caucus, I want to extend our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Diwali and Bandi Chhor Diwas.”