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Premier John Horgan has released the following statement in celebration of Christmas day:

“On Dec. 25, Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ; in prayer, in feast and in festivities.

“For many, Christmas represents the hope of peace on Earth and reminds us to treat everyone in our communities with love and kindness.

“This special day is also an opportunity to rest, recharge and reconnect with friends and family, and is an opportunity to refocus on the things that matter.

“As we reflect on our blessings this Christmas, let us also remember those who are less fortunate than ourselves and commit to living with a spirit of charity and generosity every day of the year.

“May all those who celebrate have a safe and joyous holiday season.

“Merry Christmas!”