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Weaver introduces bill to protect B.C.’s endangered species

VICTORIA, B.C. - Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, reintroduced his Private Member’s Bill, the Endangered Species Act, 2017. Weaver first introduced the bill in February 2017 under the previous B.C. Liberal government. The Act builds off similar legislation introduced in Ontario and tabled by the B.C. NDP in 2011, and was further developed with the input of Gwen Barlee from the Wilderness Committee and environmental lawyer Sean Nixon from EcoJustice.

“I am re-introducing this bill to ensure that this issue stays at the top of the government’s priorities,” said Weaver.

Furstenau introduces bill to ban shark fin trade in B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C. - Sonia Furstenau, B.C. Green Party Deputy Leader and spokesperson for the environment, introduced her first Private Member’s Bill today. The Bill, introduced on the 10 year anniversary of the film Sharkwater, would restrict the possession and distribution of shark fins within B.C., thereby impacting the demand for shark fins.

“Out of respect for our planet and for future generations, we must recognize our role in ensuring resilient ecosystems,” said Furstenau.

Andrew Weaver introduces bill to protect RDSPs and RESPs from creditors

VICTORIA, B.C. - Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, today introduced a bill to protect Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSPs) and Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) from creditors. The bill, the Court Order Enforcement Amendment Act, 2017, was first introduced by Weaver in March 2016 and would provide RDSPs and RESPs with the same legal protection as Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) and Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIFs).

“A child should not have their education investment seized due to misfortune that befalls their parents,” said Weaver

Weaver statement on BCUC Site C Report

VICTORIA, B.C. - Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, issued the following statement in response to BCUC’s release of the Site C report. 

“I am pleased that BCUC’s comprehensive review and insightful report have been completed on time,” said Weaver.

B.C. Green caucus welcomes government’s move to ban big money from municipal elections

VICTORIA, B.C. - Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, and Adam Olsen, party spokesperson for campaign finance reform and for municipal affairs, welcomed the government’s move to extend campaign finance legislation to municipal elections. If passed, the move would ensure that the 2018 municipal elections would fall under the new rules.

“I am thrilled for the municipalities of this province that their next elections will be free of the influence of big money,” said Weaver.

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