KELOWNA B.C. – The B.C. Green Party is pleased to announce that its candidate for the Kelowna West by-election is Robert Stupka. Stupka is a professional engineer, Certified Passive House Designer and business partner at Nido Design Inc.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. - “The introduction of B.C.’s new Overdose Emergency Response Centre and five new regional response teams could not have come soon enough,” said Sonia Furstenau, MLA for Cowichan Valley, of today’s announcement.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. - B.C. Green MLAs Andrew Weaver, Sonia Furstenau and Adam Olsen sent an open letter today to Premier Horgan and Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Michelle Mungall making the case for cancelling Site C.Read more
VICTORIA B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, issued the following statement on World AIDS Day 2017:
“World AIDS Day continues to serve as an international reminder of the horrendous plight of HIV/AIDS in the modern world. We must pay it heed, particularly because the disease’s significance and impact seems to increasingly fade from the forefront of many people’s minds.Read more
VICTORIA B.C. – As the first sitting of the new British Columbia legislature comes to an end, Matt Toner, one of two B.C. Green Party deputy leaders, has announced that he has stepped down from his position. He remains an active member of the B.C. Green Party, supporting party growth in Metro Vancouver.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. - At the conclusion of the first legislative session under a minority government, the B.C. Green Caucus is celebrating a number of landmark accomplishments. The Party signed a Confidence and Supply Agreement with the B.C. NDP in May which included a number of key B.C. Green platform commitments that have now come to fruition.
“The B.C. Greens campaigned on change you can count on, and I am pleased to say we have begun to deliver on that promise,” said Weaver.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. - The B.C. Green caucus and New Democrat caucus have formed a working group on proportional representation. The working group will be led by B.C. Green MLA Sonia Furstenau and New Democrat Bob D’Eith. The caucuses agreed to hold a referendum and to campaign together in support of proportional representation under their Confidence and Supply Agreement (CASA).
“CASA is a result of two distinct parties coming together after a hard-fought election to collaborate on shared values,” said Furstenau.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. - Sonia Furstenau, Deputy Leader of the B.C. Green Party, says that the concerns expressed by the people livng in Howe Sound regarding a proposed quarry near a salmon spawning estuary underscore the need to restore trust in the environmental assessment (EA) process through a revitalization. A revitalization of the EA is part of the B.C. Greens’ Confidence and Supply Agreement with the B.C. NDP. Furstenau has received over 2,600 letters as part of the campaign to request to initiate a review of the environmental assessment process for the Burnco gravel mine thus far and to conduct a robust and fully independent baseline assessment of wild salmon populations in McNab Creek.
“The level of outcry in Howe Sound demonstrates that there is still very little trust in the way this province conducts its environmental assessments,” said Furstenau.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. - The B.C. Liberal caucus today voted against moving ride-hailing forward in British Columbia. Last week, B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver announced that he had reached an agreement with the B.C. NDP to move the subject of ride-hailing, raised earlier in October in a Private Member’s Bill introduced by Weaver, to an all-party committee of the Legislature. The Committee is slated to deliver a report on ride-hailing to inform eventual legislation no later than February 15, 2018.
“I must admit I am disappointed that the BC Liberals have chosen to oppose moving ridesharing forward,” said Andrew Weaver. “Since electing a minority government British Columbians have been clear that they want their politicians to work together like grownups. This could have been an opportunity for all parties to stand together and show people we are capable of that.”Read more
VICTORIA B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, released the following statement on the election of P.E.I. Green candidate Hannah Bell in a by-election for District 11 today:
“I would like to offer Hannah, P.E.I. Green Party leader Peter Bevan-Baker and the rest of their team my heartfelt congratulations for their success this evening. A tidal shift like this does not come without a tremendous amount of hard work, determination and hope, which they have demonstrated in spades.Read more