PRINCE GEORGE (February 1, 2021) – Interim Leader of the Official Opposition Shirley Bond and BC Liberal Critic for Tourism, Arts & Culture, & Anti-Racism Initiatives Teresa Wat released the following joint statement today for Black History Month:
“Today we mark the start of Black History Month here in British Columbia. It is a time to honour and recognize the accomplishments and contributions in our province of historical and contemporary people of African descent.
“Black Canadians have played important roles throughout the history of B.C. and have helped significantly shape our province, all while many faced discrimination and racism.
“It’s vital that we continue to advocate and work together to ensure that all British Columbians, regardless of their ethnicity, have equal opportunities to succeed and thrive in our province.
“On behalf of the entire BC Liberal Caucus, we invite all British Columbians to take the time to participate in online and COVID-safe events for Black History Month, and take the time this month to learn more about black history both in Canada and in our province.”