“As we reflect on Asian Heritage Month, it’s important to acknowledge the hardship that Asian-Canadians have endured over the last century but also celebrate and show gratitude for the contributions they have made to British Columbia.
Over the last year and a half, we’ve seen a horrifying spike in racism and violence against Asian communities. That is absolutely unacceptable. We must remember that each and every one of us has a responsibility to stand up against hate and denounce those who spread it.
Families from all over the world have chosen British Columbia to be their home. The colour of their skin, the languages they choose to speak, and the culture they’ve grown up practicing must be guaranteed and never be a barrier to success.
I encourage everybody to take some time to educate themselves on the history of Asian-Canadians and what we can all do to help.”