Premier Christy Clark made the following statement in response to the recent bomb threat at the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver:
“Last night, the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver (JCC) was evacuated after receiving a bomb threat.
"The threat turned out to be a hoax, but the fear caused by acts of anti-Semitism and threats like this at Jewish community sites across Canada and the United States is very real.
"We cannot allow hatred to become routine. We will only stop hatred by calling it out, condemning it – and continuing to lead by example, as a thriving, vibrant example that diversity leads to strength, not weakness.
"British Columbia is, and must continue to be, a welcoming, safe home to peoples of all faiths and ethnicities. There is no better example of this than the JCC, where people of many cultures come together and are welcomed.
"We will not be divided, and we will not change the values that define us.”
Stephen SmartPress Secretary
Office of the Premier