VICTORIA (March 9, 2020) – Leader of the Official Opposition, Andrew Wilkinson, released the following statement today for Purim:
“Tonight at sundown, British Columbia’s Jewish community will gather, just as Jewish communities all around the world have for centuries, to celebrate Purim.
“Purim marks the saving of the Jewish people from persecution in the ancient Persian Empire.
“We honour that history today by celebrating the Jewish people’s triumph over that oppression.
“Jewish families will come together with friends and loved ones to enjoy good food, good company, and the traditional giving of gifts, both to one another and to charity.
“On behalf of the entire BC Liberal Caucus, I would like to wish all those celebrating tonight a happy and joyous Purim.
“Chag Purim Sameach!”