Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan and MLA David Swann issue this statement on International Human Rights Day.
Khan stated, “We celebrate the 70th anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights. It establishes inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being. These rights stand regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.”
Swann stated, “This is a day of reflection. We are grateful for the rights we enjoy here in Canada. We must continue to protect the human rights of others around the World.”
Khan added, “We must maintain our vigilance here in Canada. Our treatment of First Nations Peoples has been rightly criticized internationally. We must do more to protect their rights and the rights of all Canadians.
“Alberta Liberals will guard against those who turn back the clock on the hard-fought human rights gains of LGBTQ2S+ individuals, racial and religious minorities, women and other marginalized groups.”
Alberta Liberals pledge to support and build on our precious Human Rights.
David Khan and David Swann are available for interviews.