VANCOUVER - Premier Christy Clark made the following statement in celebration of Lunar New Year:
"As we move from the Year of the Dragon into the Year of the Snake, all signs point toward a great year for all British Columbians.
"Astrologists around the world agree the Year of the Snake is auspicious. It's meant for steady progress and attention to detail, which is good advice for everyone.
"With a proven record of fiscal prudence, and proximity to the world's fastest-growing markets in Asia, British Columbia is poised to flourish in 2013, and beyond. As we focus on building relationships with our Asian partners abroad, we also recognize Asian-Canadian neighbours at home for the contributions they continue to make to our communities, our economy, and our province. They have made British Columbia a more diverse, vibrant place.
"May the coming year bring great fortune and happiness to you and your families.
"Kung Hei Fat Choi to all who celebrate!"
Office of the Premier