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Premier Christy Clark has now issued an apology for documents confirming her office planned to win ethnic votes using government resources.
Deputy Premier Rich Coleman read her prepared statement during Question Period this afternoon in Victoria.
"The document did not recognize that there are lines that can not be crossed in conducting this outreach and it is unacceptable. The language in this draft document and some of the recommendations are absolutely inappropriate."
Coleman did not say why Clark couldn't read the apology herself, but he confirmed a review has been launched.
Statement from Premier Christy Clark:
I have now had the opportunity to read the draft outreach document and I want to sincerely apologize to British Columbians.
The document did not recognize there are lines that cannot be crossed in conducting this outreach and it is unacceptable. The language in this draft document and some of the recommendations are absolutely inappropriate.
As such, I am asking my Deputy Minister to conduct a review to ensure that no government resources were inappropriately used. When that report is complete, it will determine what further actions may be taken.
Every community in British Columbia contributes to the rich diversity of our province and the very fabric of who we are. We need to embrace and respect that fact.
As a government we have a responsibility to reach out to every community to ensure they are engaged and understand the services that are available to them.