Statement on the passing of Chief Ernie Campbell from New Democrat leader Adrian Dix

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VANCOUVER – New Democrat leader Adrian Dix issued the following statement on the death of Chief Ernie Campbell, who led the Musqueam First Nation for over decade until last fall:

“New Democrats are greatly saddened over the passing of Chief Ernie Campbell, whose great dignity and conviction made him a positive force in our province.

“During his time as Chief, he ensured that the Musqueam people’s rights, interests, and perspective were addressed. In doing so, he inspired our provincial and municipal leaders to strive towards a more productive and respectful relationship with First Nations that benefits British Columbia as a whole.

“On behalf of the New Democrat caucus, I extend condolences and prayers to his family, friends, and the Musqueam people.”