Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement in honour of Canadian Multiculturalism Day:
“On Canadian Multiculturalism Day, we celebrate the inclusive, multicultural province and country we are so lucky to live in.
“Our lives and communities are enriched every day by the diverse cultures that make up British Columbia. Diversity also makes B.C.’s economy stronger and creates opportunities as we strengthen relationships around the world.
“As we celebrate diversity, and honour the cultural traditions and celebrations we share, we commit to standing together against racism, prejudice and those who seek to divide us. At a time when other jurisdictions are cutting back support for refugees and newcomers, our government is improving access to settlement supports, language training and employment services.
“To build a more inclusive and just society, and to make sure every person is treated with dignity and respect, our government re-established a human rights commission. It is part of our work to prevent discrimination and protect and promote human rights in B.C.
“On behalf of the Government of British Columbia, we join all Canadians celebrating Canadian Multiculturalism Day. Our government will always stand up for diversity, inclusion and mutual respect, and work to build a better future for every person, in every community.”
For a traditional Chinese translation, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/STM_PJH_Cdn_Multiculturalism_Day_Chinese.pdf
For a Farsi translation, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/STM_PJH_Cdn_Multiculturalism_Day_Farsi.pdf
For a French translation, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/STM_PJH_Cdn_Multiculturalism_Day_French.pdf
For a Korean translation, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/STM_PJH_Cdn_Multiculturalism_Day_Korean.pdf
For a Punjabi translation, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/STM_PJH_Cdn_Multiculturalism_Day_Punjabi.pdf
For a Tagalog translation, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/STM_PJH_Cdn_Multiculturalism_Day_Tagalog.pdf