VICTORIA (August 21, 2018) – Leader of the Official Opposition, Andrew Wilkinson, released the following statement today for Eid al-Adha:
“This evening we mark the start of the Feast of Sacrifice, or Eid al-Adha. This religious holiday is one of the most important and holy holidays in the Muslim community around the globe.
“Muslim families will put on their best clothes to celebrate, and share food with friends, family, and those in need.
“It is important to recognize British Columbia’s rich cultural diversity as one of our province’s greatest strengths. The contributions made by our Muslim community are an integral part of local economies and community character across this province.
“On behalf of the entire BC Liberal Caucus, I want to extend my warmest wishes to all those celebrating Eid al-Adha and to those who completed the holy pilgrimage of Hajj in Mecca, please accept my most sincere congratulations.