Statement from Andrew Wilkinson on Purim

VICTORIA (March 20, 2019) – Leader of the Official Opposition, Andrew Wilkinson, released the following statement today for Purim:

“Tonight at sundown, Jewish communities in British Columbia and across the world will come together to celebrate Purim.

“Jewish families and friends will gather to enjoy food, the company of loved ones, and the traditional giving of gifts and to charity.

“Purim commemorates the story of how the Jewish people were saved from persecution in the ancient Persian Empire. Today is an opportunity to honour and appreciate that celebration of triumph over the oppression and persecution endured by the Jewish people.

“On behalf of the entire BC Liberal Caucus, I would like to wish all those celebrating a happy and joyous Purim.

“Chag Purim Sameach!”

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