VICTORIA B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party and MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head, has appointed Saanich South candidate Mark Neufeld as the party’s Advocate for Youth and Intergenerational Equity. Similar to the party’s other critic roles, Neufeld will be responsible for bringing forward critical perspectives on the government’s policies and gathering input for the party’s platform development in this issue area.
“I'm so honoured to represent the B.C. Greens as Advocate for Youth and Intergenerational Equity”, Neufeld said. “I can't imagine a role that is more appropriate for my background and passions. I have spent my career empowering young people to take on some of the biggest challenges we face, whether in our own local communities or in the global community. The world needs youth to help us imagine a future with clean energy, sustainable communities and fairness. Our collective wellbeing lies in our willingness to make decisions that imagine a future at balance with the earth and in support of one another. We owe it to future generations and to ourselves to be courageous and visionary. I truly believe that the B.C. Greens are a party designed for the 21st century. Our time has come. British Columbia's time has come.”
“Mark has inspired countless youth as a teacher for twenty-five years and as one of the founders of the Institute for Global Solutions at Claremont Secondary School in Victoria”, added Weaver. “He cares passionately about the role of young people in our society and the future of our world. I am thrilled to announce that he has been appointed the party’s Advocate for Youth and Intergenerational Equity.”
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