BC remembers the Komagata Maru

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Komagata Maru  ( BC News )Victoria:  Government of British Columbia held an event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Komagata Maru incident. The event was held at Reception Hall at BC Legislature Victoria. In 2008, the B.C. legislature had made a formal apology to the South Asian community and to the families of the victims of this incident.

On the occasion, Premier Christy Clark said, “Today this treatment would be unimaginable. We, as a province and as a nation, embrace people from all cultures. For over 100 years, the South Asian community has contributed to the development of Canada and British Columbia, and the cultural diversity they bring has enriched our society, our communities, and our nation.”

John Horgan, Leader of the Official Opposition stated,“Remembering the Komagata Maru helps ensure tragedies like this never happen again. Today, members of the South Asian community are leaders in our province, from public policy and business, to athletics, arts and culture. The people of BC recognize that a diverse and inclusive society benefits everyone.”