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Weaver releases B.C. Green Caucus housing policy priorities in Vancouver

VICTORIA, B.C. - Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, released a summary of his Caucus’ housing policy priorities today in Vancouver. The Party’s Confidence and Supply Agreement with the B.C. NDP commits both parties to collaborate to make housing more affordable by increasing supply and dealing with the role of speculation and fraud. The policy document released today is a summary of the B.C. Green Caucus’ recommendations to government for the upcoming provincial budget.

“The affordability crisis is devastating communities across our province,” said Weaver. “In particular, despite significant evidence of the role of speculation in driving up prices, government has failed to act on the demand side. Our policies place an emphasis on curbing speculation and the role of global capital in our housing market.

Weaver responds to government spill response measures

VICTORIA, B.C. - Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, responded today to Minister George Heyman’s announcement that the government is proposing additional measures to protect our environment and coastal waters from heavy oil spills.

“I am pleased to see Minister Heyman putting evidence and science front and centre in government decision-making where it belongs,” said Weaver.

Weaver statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

VICTORIA B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, released the following statement in recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

“Today we solemnly remember the atrocities committed during the Holocaust and stand firm against the xenophobia and shameful attitudes that led to it,” said Weaver.

Weaver and Stupka statements on start of Kelowna West by-election

VICTORIA B.C. – B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver and candidate Robert Stupka released the following statements after Premier Horgan requested the writ be issued for the Kelowna West by-election.

“This by-election presents Kelowna West with a choice between forward-thinking change or more of the same”, Stupka said. “While opposition MLAs can serve a vital role in the legislature, the Okanagan is currently represented by nine B.C. Liberal MLAs – who are not in government and refuse to accept any productive role in the legislature, simply for cynical, political reasons. The Okanagan needs a new voice in Victoria.

Weaver: Ride-hailing committee finally gives British Columbians the debate they deserve

VICTORIA, B.C. - Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, released the following statement upon the conclusion of the all-party committee consultations on ride-hailing. The committee, the first in B.C. history to be struck as the result of a Private Member’s Bill, concluded three days of public consultations in Vancouver today.

“I am delighted that British Columbians have finally heard a open discussion on this issue from all three parties,” said Weaver.

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