VICTORIA, B.C. - The B.C. Green caucus issued the following response to the release of the provincial budget.
“It is refreshing to see a provincial budget that puts people back at its centre, but there is still much work to be done to meet British Columbians’ expectations for the future,” said Weaver.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, released the following statement on the Auditor General’s report, Managing Climate Change Risks: An Independent Audit.
“The Auditor General’s finding that the government is not adequately managing the risks posed by climate change is extremely serious and deserve our immediate attention,” said Weaver.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, welcomed the release of the all-Party Committee report on ride-hailing. The committee was struck after Weaver introduced a Private Member’s Bill to enable ride-hailing in B.C. for the third time last Fall.
“This report represents exactly how our legislature should work: Members from all parties examining the evidence, engaging with the public and stakeholders and collaborating constructively towards a consensus,” said Weaver.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, congratulated the B.C. Digital Technology Supercluster on receiving a portion of the federal innovation funding.
“B.C.’s growing tech sector will lead the future economic growth of this province,” said Weaver.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, welcomed the government’s measures to support the B.C. wine industry. Weaver previously called for a number of the same measures on February 10.
“I am glad that our government is standing up for this signature B.C. industry,” said Weaver.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver responded today to the Speech from the Throne.
“I am encouraged to see our shared values represented in today’s Throne Speech,” said Weaver.
“The focus on housing and child care and early childhood education represent policies that we have heard are top priorities for British Columbians across the province.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. - Andrew Weaver, Leader of the B.C. Green Party today called for the BC government to take immediate mitigation steps to help provide support for BC wineries.
“B.C.’s wine industry is a provincial treasure that brings significant tourism and economic activity to our province,” Weaver said.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. - Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, welcomed the announcement that Family Day will be moved to the third Monday in February beginning in 2019. Weaver spearheaded this change, introducing a Private Member’s Bill on this issue in 2017.
“This change honours the spirit of Family Day by putting families first and aligning B.C. with the rest of North America,” said Weaver.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. - Sonia Furstenau, B.C. Green Party spokesperson for health, welcomed the government’s announcement that $105 million will be invested in Fair Pharmacare. The investment will eliminate or reduce deductibles for 240,000 B.C. families.
“The costs of prescription drugs prevents too many British Columbians from addressing treatable conditions, saddling them and our healthcare system with the effects of untreated illnesses down the road,” said Furstenau.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. - Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, issued the following statement in response to the Fair Wages Commission final report.
“We proposed the Fair Wages Commission with the goal of depoliticizing the process of setting minimum wage in B.C,” Weaver said.Read more