B.C.’s incoming premier has opted to forgo being sworn in at Government House in Victoria and has announced the ceremony will instead take place at the Musqueam Community Centre.
In a statement, David Eby says the location in Vancouver will be a powerful symbol of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
“I am excited to be taking this important step close to home where my family and the people who have always supported me live,” said premier-designate Eby.
He adds he’s grateful to Chief Wayne Sparrow and the Musqueam people for hosting the ceremony on Nov. 18 in their home community.
“I am very grateful to Chief Wayne Sparrow, the Musqueam councillors and the Musqueam people for hosting this ceremony in their home community. Because of their efforts, this event will be a powerful symbol of a shared vision for a province that delivers results for all British Columbians, in close partnership with Indigenous Peoples,” added Eby.
Eby’s cabinet will be sworn in at Government House on Dec. 7.