Andrew Wilkinson’s Statement on Diwali

VANCOUVER BC Liberal Leadership candidate Andrew Wilkinson made the following statement celebrating Diwali:

This year, Diwali and Bandi Chor Divas will once again be celebrated by thousands of British Columbians from several faiths in many communities. The Festival of Lights marks a new year and reminds us of the best qualities within ourselves: kindness, knowledge, and hope. 

We celebrate by bringing light into our homes and in doing so, we also bring light and understanding to our broader community.

British Columbians should be proud of our diversity, and our inclusivity. Our strength lies in our capacity to welcome and embrace all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds.

This Diwali, may all our homes be filled with happiness and cheer. A Happy Diwali and Bandi Chor Divas to all those celebrating.”