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Resources for staying safe - BC wildfires

As you know, BC is experiencing its worst wildfire season on record.

Wildfires have already destroyed parts of Kelowna and are threatening other communities across our province. Smoke from wildfires is also having a dangerous impact on air quality and people’s health.

Please prioritize personal health and safety.

It is critical that you follow evacuation orders and alerts from your local authorities.

For information on evacuations, preparing for emergencies, travel restrictions, droughts and more, please visit

To report a provincial emergency, please call 1-800-663-3456.


B.C. Greens release new digital ad to promote community health centres

VANCOUVER B.C. – The B.C. Green Party has released a digital ad to promote community health centres, a core component of the Party’s suite of solutions to address the ongoing crises in B.C.’s healthcare system. Community health centres are comprehensive integrated healthcare centres run by family physicians and nurse practitioners, who work in a team-based environment with specialist physicians, physician’s assistants, mental health professionals, and other support services, such as physiotherapists, dieticians, and others, depending on the needs of the local community.

Olsen renews call for regulation of short-term rental market

VICTORIA B.C. – B.C. Green Party MLA Adam Olsen is renewing the party’s call on the government to regulate the short-term rental market as the housing crisis worsens across the province.

With many communities struggling to house local workers, the short-term rental market is getting out of control in British Columbia. A business license is required to host an Airbnb in Vancouver, but there are only 2,964 business licenses registered in the city, compared to 4,929 active Airbnb listings. This suggests that there are thousands of unlicensed short-term rentals in Vancouver and a lack of regulatory enforcement. These short-term units take away housing opportunities for those living in the city long-term, making the housing market even more difficult to navigate.

Better supports for survivors of sexual assault are welcome, but not enough

VICTORIA, B.C - In response to the announcement of funding, new programs, and updated police standards to support survivors of sexual assault, Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands, has released the following statement: 

“I acknowledge the additional resources to support survivors of sexual assault in BC, and I am pleased to see stable funding, integrated regional support centres, and updated policing standards included in today’s announcement.

Why we need a “New Politics”

It is often said that “No matter who you vote for, the government always gets in”. Many people do not know that it was actually the title of a song released by the Bonzo Dog (Doo Dah) Band in 1992. The words of the song reveal a cynical resignation to politics, and it is probably fair to say that things have gone downhill from there over the past 30 years.

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