VANCOUVER - Premier Christy Clark walked out of a last-minute cabinet meeting in Vancouver Sunday and into a state of contrition as she apologized personally for the ethnic vote scandal.
Despite the uproar about a secret plan by the B.C. Liberals to apologize for historic wrongs aimed at winning votes from ethnic groups, Clark said more information about an apology to the Chinese community will be revealed within days.
On Wednesday the NDP released leaked documents it said showed the Liberals used tax dollars to devise an outreach plan to court ethnic groups, in particular using apologies for past injustices to gain “quick wins” of support.
“I do want to make sure I say it to all of you and to everybody in the multicultural communities. I sincerely apologize for the language that was used in that document,” Clark said Sunday. “We have to make that right.”