Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement to mark the United Nations' Human Rights Day on Sunday, Dec. 10:
“Human rights are the foundation for a free and democratic society, and the key to achieving justice, equality, and inclusion for all. On Human Rights Day, British Columbians join citizens around the world in affirming that every person deserves to live in dignity.
“It falls to each of us to make sure human rights are universally enjoyed and respected. Our government is taking action to achieve a more just, inclusive and fair society for everyone.
“I am proud our government is taking steps to renew the B.C. human rights commission. Ravi Kahlon, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Multiculturalism, is leading this effort on behalf of B.C.’s Attorney General. I look forward to hearing the results of the public engagement on the commission’s future.”