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No more ‘starving students’ - B.C. Greens call for non-repayable food security grant

VICTORIA, B.C. - To address the pressing issue of food insecurity among post-secondary students, the BC Green Caucus is calling on the BC NDP to invest in on-campus food security resources. This includes the establishment of a Non-Repayable Food Security Grant Program to support students facing financial hardships.

B.C. Greens respond to new short-term rental legislation

VICTORIA, B.C. - Today, the province unveiled new short-term rental legislation. Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands has issued the following statement: 

“The B.C. Green Caucus has long championed the need to view housing as a human right, not as a commodity. We recently raised concerns about the impact that short-term rentals have had on housing affordability in our communities. I am pleased to see the provincial government take action and move to regulate short-term rental investment properties.

B.C. Green Party celebrates 40 years of defying expectations and gears up for the next election

VICTORIA B.C. – This week, the B.C. Green Party is celebrating its 40th anniversary, including a decade of its members being elected to the provincial legislature. The party has regularly defied expectations, including the implementation of a confidence and supply agreement which lasted 3.5 years, and numerous policy initiatives that have since become law. 

This Saturday, the party is hosting “40 and Forward: A B.C. Green Gala” to recognize the hard work of its candidates, members and supporters as it gears up for next year’s election.

B.C. Greens repeat call for government to invest in Youth Climate Corps

VICTORIA, B.C - This week we saw Emergency and Disaster Management legislation introduced in the house. It’s a meaningful step towards building climate resilience yet requires a workforce to make this happen at the urgent scale needed. 

"Young people province-wide are struggling to find purposeful, well-paying jobs, while communities grapple with climate crises," said Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the B.C. Greens, and MLA for Cowichan Valley. "A provincially funded Youth Climate Corps would provide a living wage for youth while enhancing climate action and resiliency in B.C." 

Growing pains: B.C. Greens call for provincial commitment to address infrastructure deficit

VICTORIA, B.C - With the BC NDP government set to download more responsibility and costs on our communities the B.C. Green Caucus is calling on the province to pledge its support to local governments for the next three years.

“I acknowledge the phenomenal pressure the provincial and federal governments are applying on our local government colleagues to build more housing supply,” said Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands. “The provincial and federal governments have known of the growing infrastructure deficit for more than a decade and failed to deliver a fiscal framework for local governments to address the problem.

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