Economy

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.

Probing the “Dereliction of Duty” in Site C Approval

Today in the house I rose in question period to ask the government once more about the economics of the Site C dam project in light of recent revelations. Since elected I’ve continued to point out the economic folly of moving forward with Site C at this time. I’ve expressed concerns on the effect it will have on our credit rating; I’ve pointed out that there are cheaper alternatives like wind or geothermal which would allow supply to keep pace with demand. I’ve also called on the government to broaden BC Hydro’s scope to allow for production of geothermal power.

BC Budget 2015: My Response


Today in the legislature I was given the opportunity to respond to last week’s budget.

In the details of my speech below, you will see that I have tried to highlight both what I support in the budget and what I do not support.

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