PREMIER John Horgan issued the following statement in honour of Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan:
“On behalf of all British Columbians, I would like to extend my best wishes to Muslim people in B.C., and around the world, as we celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan.
“Ramadan is a time of sacrifice and compassion, forgoing the things people often take for granted, as a reminder to be kinder and more generous.
“The values of unity, charity and peace celebrated on Eid al-Fitr are universal. Our government shares these values.
“Our goal is to help lift people up, so everyone in B.C. has the opportunities they need to succeed.
“We celebrate this joyous occasion with you, and we will continue to work together to make B.C. a safe, inclusive province for everyone.
ANDREW Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, issued the following statement on behalf of the B.C. Green Caucus to commemorate Eid al-Fitr:
“On behalf of our Caucus, I offer our warmest greetings to Muslims across the province and around the world who have been observing Ramadan for the past month. With the sighting of the crescent moon, Eid al-Fitr, the three-day festival of breaking the fast will begin.
“After a holy month of prayer, fasting and generosity, we extend our best wishes for a happy Eid festival. Regardless of where you celebrate, from Prince George to Vancouver Island to the rest of the world, we hope that it is filled with friends, family and celebration.
“We have so much appreciation for B.C.’s vibrant Muslim community and your contributions to the fabric of our province. My caucus and I deeply admire your kindness and faith.