Premier John Horgan has released the following statement in honour of Passover:
“Jewish families throughout British Columbia and around the world will come together to celebrate Passover with food, wine and songs, beginning this evening at sunset.
“On the first night of Passover, friends and family gather for the seder to retell the story of the exodus of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt to liberation.
“People of the Jewish faith take this time to honour their history and the fight for freedom from oppression, past and present.
"The Passover story reminds us that we must have the courage to stand together against injustice, and fight for a better world.
“To everyone in the Jewish community who is celebrating, I wish you a happy Passover, and Chag Pesach Sameach!”