Bruce Ralston, the New Democrat spokesperson for International Trade, Immigration and Multiculturalism, released the following statement in celebration of Independence Day in India.
“On behalf of John Horgan and British Columbia’s New Democrat caucus, I would like to extend my best wishes to all those celebrating India Independence Day. It was on August 15, 1947 that India became a sovereign nation.
“For decades, people of Indian descent have been making immeasurable, significant and long-lasting contributions to British Columbia. Our economy, our people and our culture have reaped profound benefits thanks to the hard work and ingenuity of the Indian community.
“I hope British Columbians will take the opportunity to acknowledge those contributions and join in the celebrations taking place.
“Once again, on behalf of our entire caucus, Happy India Independence Day.”