[MEDIA RELEASE] B.C. Green Party deeply concerned for provincial economy

VICTORIA, B.C. –Today’s Throne Speech by the B.C. government reiterated a reckless and narrow view of our province’s potential for economic growth and leadership. It expressed a vision for growth exclusively tied to one industry, liquefied natural gas (“LNG”), and a definition of decline related to all other industries. The B.C. Green Party expresses serious concerns over the notion of basing our future prosperity on a single industry, let alone one that is unproven in our province.

“The Throne Speech argues that economic growth or decline is based on LNG alone. If that’s the case, then I would certainly not want to be an entrepreneur in another part of our economy,” said Adam Olsen, Interim Leader of the B.C. Green Party. “A 21st century sustainable economy requires investment in many economic opportunities, not investment in a single resource based on a purely industrial vision of our economy. We need real leadership committed to balanced growth and a sustainable economy for today and the future.”

“This government’s vision for B.C. is simply reckless,” says Andrew Weaver, MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head and Deputy Leader of the B.C. Green Party. “By going all-in on the boom and bust economy of yesterday, we are missing B.C.’s opportunity to lead now. We should be fostering up-and-coming industries like the clean tech sector that will be the pillars of a sustainable 21st century economy.”

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Media contacts

For Interim Leader Adam Olsen and B.C. Green Party
Stefan Jonsson, Director of Communications
1.888.473.3686 ext. 3 | stefan.jonsson@greenparty.bc.ca

For MLA Andrew Weaver
Mat Wright, Press Secretary
250.216.3382 | mat.wright@leg.bc.ca

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