Statement from B.C. New Democrat Leader Adrian Dix on Dave Barrett receiving the Order of B.C.
“Dave Barrett’s years as Premier of B.C. were, without doubt, three of the most significant years in our history.
"His legacy, accomplished in such a short time, is without parallel: the Agricultural Land Reserve, ICBC, Pharmacare, student loans and income for seniors—to name just a few.
“Dave was B.C.’s Tommy Douglas – a pioneer and an inspiration for all who strive for a fairer, more just society.
“I was lucky enough to work with Dave in Ottawa when he was an MP. Dave Barrett was — and will always remain — a friend, a mentor and a hero to me.
“I also want to pay tribute to every other recipient, including Kim Campbell, all of whom served our province and communities with such distinction.”