VICTORIA B.C. - Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party issued a statement today in response to a new poll published by Mainstreet/Postmedia. The poll shows Vancouver Island support for the Greens rising to 26 percent from 22 percent. Support for the B.C. Green Party also rose 4 percentage points in the province as a whole. The gains for the B.C. Greens appear to come from voters who supported both the B.C. Liberals and the B.C. NDP in the previous poll.
“Anyone who has run for office knows that polls don’t mean everything. Numbers like these are exciting, but we remain focused on the hard work involved in running our campaign,” said Weaver. “I am so proud of our incredible slate of candidates. Each and every one of them is working tirelessly to earn the vote of British Columbians across the political spectrum. British Columbians are ready for change. They need an option for their government that they can put their trust in. I look forward to releasing more aspects of our platform in the coming weeks as we put forth our hopeful, positive and concrete vision for the future of our province.”
The B.C. Greens released a major component of their platform yesterday in Vancouver, detailing their plans for encouraging innovation, sustainable enterprise and clean technology.
The party previously released a number of platform pieces related to democratic reform, including electoral finance changes and reforms on the lobbying industry. The B.C. Green Party are the only provincial party to ban corporate and union donations. After banning such donations in September 2016, the party received an exponential increase in individual donations.
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