Statement from BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson and MLA Teresa Wat on Lunar New Year

VANCOUVER (February 5, 2019) – “Today marks the beginning of the Year of the Golden Pig, an animal that symbolizes luck and wealth and represents qualities such as honesty, kindness, and optimism.

“As friends and family come together with fireworks, lion dances and visits to flower markets, we send our warmest wishes to everyone celebrating the Lunar New Year across British Columbia and around the world.

“For generations, Chinese immigrants and their descendants have played a pivotal role in the development of our province. This is a better place because they chose to make their homes here.

“We encourage all British Columbians to take this opportunity to participate in the Lunar New Year festivities across the province and learn about the rich culture and traditions of our friends and neighbours.

“On behalf of the BC Liberal Caucus, we wish you and your family prosperity, happiness and good health.”

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