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Olsen says petition highlights need to address speculative activity on ALR land due to cannabis legalization uncertainty

VICTORIA, B.C. – B.C. Green Party MLA and spokesperson for agriculture Adam Olsen introduced a petition from his constituents in Saanich North and the Islands regarding concerns that a large scale cannabis facility is compromising agricultural lands.

“This petition underscores the need for government to address increased speculation on ALR land due to cannabis legalization,” said Olsen.

Weaver introduces private members bills to protect and acknowledge diverse gender identities

VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, introduced two private members bills to that would further the rights of British Columbians with diverse gender identity and expression. The bills are amendments to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Amendment Act (FIPPA) and the Personal Information Protection Amendment Act (PIPA).

“Personal information such as sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and religious affiliation is already protected under FIPPA, in 2018 we should absolutely include gender identity and expression,” said Weaver.

Weaver re-introduces bill to extend voting rights to 16 and 17-year olds

VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, introduced a Private Member’s bill to lower the voting age to 16 in B.C. This is the third time Weaver has introduced the bill.

“Young British Columbians have the greatest stake in the future of our province; they should have a say in the decisions our politicians make,” said Weaver.

B.C. Green caucus statement on International Women’s Day

VICTORIA, B.C. –  Sonia Furstenau, Deputy Leader of the B.C. Green Party, issued the following statement in recognition of International Women’s day:

“Today in British Columbia and around world we celebrate the accomplishments of women. The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #PressforProgress, inspired by a time of growing activism around the world,” said Furstenau.

Furstenau statement on Environmental Assessment Process revitalization

VICTORIA, B.C. – Sonia Furstenau, B.C. Green Party spokesperson for environment, issued the following statement in response to the government’s announcement that is beginning a review of B.C.’s environmental assessment process. A commitment to review and revitalize the process B.C. Greens’ is part of the Confidence and Supply Agreement with the B.C. NDP.

“This review is a first step in restoring public trust in our province’s environmental assessment process,” said Furstenau.

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