Premier Christy Clark has issued the following statement:
“Over two thousand years ago, a child was born to travelling parents during a tumultuous time in history. For millions of Christians from many denominations in British Columbia and around the globe, his birth literally changed the world.
“No matter what your beliefs may be, Christmas and the holiday season are a time to celebrate the miracle of life, hope for a better future and enjoy precious time with family and loved ones.
“I hope that all British Columbians are able to celebrate their own unique traditions. As we do, we should also remember those who are not as fortunate and do our part to help – because that’s the true spirit of Christmas.
“From my family to yours, I want to wish all British Columbians a Merry Christmas, happy holidays and a prosperous New Year.”