B.C. New Democrat Leader John Horgan made the following statement on the occasion of Diwali:
“As Canadians of Hindu, Sikh, Jain and Buddhist faiths and backgrounds celebrate Diwali, B.C. New Democrats wish you a very happy holiday season.
“At this special time, families pause from their busy schedules to light lanterns and celebrate together. As you celebrate the victory of light over darkness, may you be filled with hope and inner strength for the year ahead. We wish you a celebration full of love and optimism to build a better world for all.
“May this Diwali festival bring you joy, good health, prosperity and peace.”