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Bill M205: Post-Secondary Sexual Violence Policies Act

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Today in the legislature I introduced Bill M205Post-Secondary Sexual Violence Policies Act. This bill, based on similar legislation in Ontario, aims to address the pervasive occurrence of sexualized violence plaguing universities, colleges and other post-secondary institutions in British Columbia. It creates a legal responsibility for them to develop and maintain policies that would work to prevent the occurrences of sexual violence and provide support for victims. The act would allow university- and college-specific policies to be developed that would meet the needs of students, including education and protection, while working to create a safe environment for all students to come forward to report a sexual assault.

Why BC needs legislation to address sexual violence at universities and colleges

On March 8, Andrew Weaver tabled a bill based on similar legislation in Ontario that aims to address the pervasive occurrence of sexualized violence plaguing universities, colleges, and other post-secondary schools in British Columbia.

The bill creates a legal responsibility for universities and colleges to develop and maintain policies that would work to prevent the occurrences of sexual violence and provide support for survivors.

 

Protecting Habitat for BC’s Woodland Caribou

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Today in the legislature I rose to probe the government’s efforts to preserve natural habitat for BC’s remaining healthy wood caribou herds.

Adam Olsen: What we learned at the 2015 Union of BC Municipalities Convention

Adam_UBCM_2015_cropped.JPGThe 2015 Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver was an exciting week for the B.C. Greens.

Our team came home with scores of business cards representing new and renewed relationships with local government officials from across our amazing province.

This was the third convention that I have attended as the Interim-Leader and I am excited by the consistent growth of our presence, effectiveness and warming delegate response over the years.

Adam Olsen's address to the 2015 Union of BC Municipalities Convention Plenary

Today, BC Green Party interim leader Adam Olsen addressed the delegates at the 2015 Union of BC Municipalities Convention in Vancouver. Here is what he had to say:

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IMG_0724.JPGGood Morning.

It is with a sense of pride and accomplishment that I stand here today as the Interim-Leader of the B.C. Green Party. This will be my last speech to you in this role. This time next year I will be here but I will be gearing up for the 2017 general election.

 

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