VICTORIA B.C. – As the first sitting of the new British Columbia legislature comes to an end, Matt Toner, one of two B.C. Green Party deputy leaders, has announced that he has stepped down from his position. He remains an active member of the B.C. Green Party, supporting party growth in Metro Vancouver.
“It has been an immense privilege to be part of the growth and success of the B.C. Green Party since becoming involved in 2015”, Toner said. “I came to the B.C. Green Party because I was looking for a political home where my passion for innovation and experience in the Vancouver tech sector would be central to my political contributions. With Andrew’s lead and in collaboration with others in the party, I contributed to the development of a credible economic vision for the 21st century that was embodied in our election platform.
“In addition to my policy work, I am very proud of the candidates and campaigns I worked with during this year’s election. They are emblematic of the unprecedented growth of the B.C. Green Party. I will continue to be involved as a member of the party, particularly supporting party growth in Metro Vancouver.”
“I want to thank Matt for his invaluable contributions to the B.C. Green Party as a deputy leader,” Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, added. “A focus on the emerging economy will continue to be a central driving force in our political work, connected to diverse policy and legislative goals. We are indebted to Matt’s leadership and support in our economic vision, as well as many other aspects of his involvement in the party. I wish him all the best in his future endeavours and I am pleased to know that he will continue to be involved in the party.”
Weaver appointed Toner as deputy leader in January 2016. Sonia Furstenau, MLA for Cowichan Valley, is the party’s other deputy leader. Weaver will announce a new (second) deputy leader in the weeks ahead.
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