Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement on the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism:
“It’s been 35 years since 329 passengers and crew on Air India Flight 182 were murdered. Two hundred and eighty Canadian lives lost and countless family and friends’ lives forever changed by this cowardly act. The bombing of Air India Flight 182 is the largest mass killing in Canadian history. Today, we remember all Canadians, both at home and overseas, who have been victimized by acts of terrorism.
“I can only imagine how difficult the last 35 years have been for those directly affected by this attack. Annual memorials take place around the world and here in British Columbia, families and friends have gathered to remember at the Air India memorial in Stanley Park.
“The trauma from acts of terrorism are still with us today and for some, the trauma may never heal. However, days like today remind us of our shared humanity and the empathy we can have for those in need. It also provides us a moment to pause and reflect on the tragedy of lives lost too soon.
“Together, we can build a stronger society when we defend our shared values of diversity, equality, kindness and respect, while also building a more inclusive, multicultural country where everyone feels welcome.”
For a French translation, visit: http://news.gov.bc.ca/files/6-23-20_Day_of_Remembrance-French.pdf
For a Chinese translation, visit: http://news.gov.bc.ca/files/6-23-20_Day_of_Remembrance-Chinese(traditional).pdf
For a Punjabi translation, visit: http://news.gov.bc.ca/files/6-23-20_Day_of_Remembrance-Punjabi.pdf
For a Hindi translation, visit: http://news.gov.bc.ca/files/6-23-20_Day_of_Remembrance-Hindi.pdf
For an Urdu translation, visit: http://news.gov.bc.ca/files/6-23-20_Day_of_Remembrance_Urdu.pdf
For an Arabic translation, visit: http://news.gov.bc.ca/files/6-23-20_Day_of_Remembrance_Arabic.pdf