VICTORIA – The premier of British Columbia, John Horgan, has advised that people with licence plates us of the change to avoid being bullied.
The prime minister met on Monday during his press briefing to a question on the increase in cases of harassment vis-à-vis vehicles with plates from outside the province, because of the fear that they are vectors for the spread of the COVID-19.
“In regard to those who have foreign number plates, and who feel harassed, I would suggest maybe the public transportation. I would suggest to change their plates. I suggest riding a bike. I can’t tell people how to react when they see foreign plates”, he said, according to comments gathered by Global News.
The border between the United States and Canada has been closed since march for all travelers, except travelers essential, due to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19.
The Americans, however, can pass through the province in the pretext of wanting to join the Alaska of a treaty, but some will remain in British Columbia, without imposing the quarantine.
But most of the Americans in Canada are here with family or for work and intend to return home when the reopening of the border.
John Horgan added that the persons who take advantage of foreigners should behave in a respectful and remember to have of any wrongdoing, but that the owner of the car should also take measures.
“It is better not to blame the people for the registration plates of their cars, but if you live in British Columbia and you plan to stay in British Columbia, the appropriate thing would be to get a driving license and a plate on your vehicle”, he stated.