September 21, 2015
VICTORIA – On the holy occasion of Eid al-Adha, New Democrat leader John Horgan made the following statement on behalf of the Official Opposition.
“On behalf of the New Democrat caucus, we extend our warmest thoughts to the Muslim community as they embark upon a happy Eid al-Adha celebration. All British Columbians who practice the Islamic faith look forward to this holy occasion, and we wish them a joyful Eid Mubarak,” said Horgan.
Bruce Ralston, the New Democrat spokesperson for multiculturalism said, “We are all aware of the Muslim community’s kindness and generosity as they seek to help others of differing faiths throughout the year. It is a time for us also, to acknowledge the important contributions Canadian Muslims have made and their commitment to greater respect, harmony, and a more compassionate community.
As you celebrate Eid-al-Adha in a renewal of faith, we join with you in wishing for a peaceful, and joyous future.”