VICTORIA B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, issued the following statement in response to the B.C. Liberals’ car-sharing tax credit announcement:
“The B.C. Greens support measures to make life more affordable and to encourage the adoption of greener habits like car-sharing, but the timing of this announcement is incredibly cynical,” said Weaver. “Not only has Christy Clark made life completely unaffordable for Vancouverites due to her inaction on the speculative housing market, she waited until just before the election to take this action on car-sharing, and only recently took action on ridesharing as well. This is a perfect example of what is broken in B.C. politics.
“In 2016, I was the first MLA to introduce legislation that would enable ridesharing in B.C. Neither the B.C. Liberals nor the B.C. NDP supported it. B.C. cannot be a leader in the emerging economy if it does not adapt to technological innovation. A B.C. Green government would establish an Emerging Economy Task Force to rapidly respond to technological innovation in a way that benefits British Columbians and B.C. business, so that B.C. never falls this far behind the curve of innovation again.”
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The B.C. Green Party’s platform includes commitments to:
Promote investment in clean transportation initiatives and technology that creates jobs and economic activity without increasing greenhouse gas emissions.
Facilitate modal switching, including through support for ride sharing, car sharing and other cooperative transportation initiatives.
Establish an Emerging Economy Task Force to address the changing nature of business.
- Develop a new 10-year, integrated transportation plan focused on affordable, clean transportation for British Columbians.