Consultations dates set to right historical wrongs to B.C.’s Chinese community

dates and locations of community forums set for discussions for a formal apology to B.C.’s Chinese community

The dates and locations of community forums to discuss the wording, delivery and legacy efforts for a formal apology to B.C.’s Chinese community for historical wrongs have been confirmed by Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for the Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism, Teresa Wat.

Community forums will be held on:

* Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 – Kamloops

* Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 – Vancouver

* Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 – Kelowna

* Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 – Richmond

* Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 – Prince George

* Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 – Burnaby/Coquitlam

Over the coming weeks, the exact time and venue of each forum will be posted on: http://www.embracebc.ca/

The upcoming community forums build on the successful forum held on Nov. 17, 2013, in Victoria, Canada’s oldest Chinatown.

The input received at the community forums and online submissions, will guide the wording, delivery and legacy efforts of a formal apology. In the next sitting of the legislature, the government plans to introduce a motion regarding a formal apology to British Columbia’s Chinese community for historical wrongs.

If you are interested in providing feedback, but are not able to attend any consultation events, feedback can be sent directly to: apology.consultation@gov.bc.ca

For more information about the public consultation visit: http://www.embracebc.ca/