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B.C. Greens welcome higher minimum wage, call for permanent Fair Wages Commission

VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Greens welcome the new provincial minimum wage of $15.20 an hour. The Fair Wages Commission (FWC), which the B.C. Greens negotiated into the Confidence and Supply Agreement with the B.C. NDP., recommended the move to a $15.20 minimum wage. 

Economic recovery plan takes positive first steps, more work to do to deliver a clean recovery

VICTORIA, B.C. - After a period of unprecedented cooperation between all parties in B.C.’s minority government, the province’s economic recovery plan has been released.

Weaver statement on B.C. Liberals’ failure to prepare for emerging economy

VANCOUVER B.C. – Today Andrew Weaver, Leader of the B.C. Green Party, held Christy Clark to account over the LNG promises that she made last election and that she continues to make today.

Andrew Weaver announces B.C. Green Party platform on the new economy

VANCOUVER B.C. - The B.C. Green Party today released its platform plank on the new economy, entitled “Strategy for the New Economy: Innovation and Sustainable Enterprise” in Vancouver. The full platform is based on three pillars: economic security; sustainability and intergenerational equity; and responsible government.

Fish by the barrel

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Wild sockeye salmon is the most financially lucrative renewable marine resource on the West Coast. Thanks in large part to sockeye trade, generations of coastal peoples have built strong economies and vibrant cultures.

These traditions continue today, but BC Liberals and Harper Conservatives seem determined to gut our west coast fishery just like we gutted the east coast cod fishery. Our provincial and federal governments keep putting fossil fuels ahead of better economic opportunities and more sustainable practices.

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