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B.C. Greens Leader seeks solutions for desecration of ancient burial sites

Media Release
For Immediate Release
May 12, 2014

Victoria, B.C. – In a letter to Hon. Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Interim-Leader of the B.C. Green Party asked the Minister to seek a more respectful resolution to a residential development approved for a recognized Coast Salish burial site and designated archaeological site on Grace Islet (Salt Spring Island.)

National Day of Honour

Today on the National Day of Honour, we mark the end of Canada's military mission in Afghanistan. We pay tribute to the men and women who were the casualties of Canada's 12-year mission in Afghanistan. With our deepest respect, we remember the immeasurable sacrifices made by so many Canadians and their families.

Open letter to Minister Steve Thomson, re: Grace Islet

May 6, 2014

Re: Grace Islet Coast Salish burial site and residential development

Dear Minister Steve Thomson,

I am writing you this to ask you to intervene and stop the residential development proposed for Grace Islet on Salt Spring Island. Unfortunately, efforts to meet with you in person have not been successful; however, this subject is incredibly important to me and other British Columbians and must be resolved.

B.C. Greens discouraged NEB rule out oral cross-examinations for Kinder Morgan

Media Release
For Immediate Release

8 May 2014

Victoria, B.C. – The B.C. Green Party is disappointed in yesterday’s ruling by the National Energy Board (NEB) against motions to include oral cross-examinations for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (Kinder Morgan pipeline).

Deregulating the environment is bad for the economy

“If we want to do what the big polluters and their indentured servants in Ottawa or Washington DC want us to do, which is treat the planet as if it was a business in liquidation, convert our natural resources to cash as quickly as possible, have a few years of pollution based prosperity and make a few people billionaires by impoverishing the rest of us, we generate an instantaneous cash flow and the illusion of a prosperous economy but our children are going to pay for our joy ride and they are going to pay for it with denuded landscapes and poor health and huge clean up costs that are going to amplify over time and they will never be able to pay.”

- Robert Kennedy Jr, GLOBE 2014 Conference, March 26, 2014

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