VICTORIA (December 22, 2019) – Leader of the Official Opposition, Andrew Wilkinson, released the following statement today for Hanukkah:
“Tonight at sundown, British Columbia’s Jewish community, and Jewish people all around the world will celebrate the first night of Hanukkah, the festival of lights.
“Jewish families and friends will gather together in homes and synagogues to light Chanukiahs. Over the next eight days, the flames of these candles will bring warmth to people throughout British Columbia and remind us that light always triumphs over darkness.
“Hanukkah commemorates the hope and triumph of the Jewish people in the face of great struggles, oppression, and adversity. It is a time to honour and celebrate the strength and resilience of the Jewish people.
“On behalf of the entire BC Liberal Caucus, I want to wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy Hanukkah!
“Chag Chanukah Sameach!”