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Weaver: Terms of new environmental review of Trans Mountain a concern

VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green party, is raising concerns about the federal government’s approach to reviewing the Trans Mountain pipeline project. Earlier this month, the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the federal government’s approval due to the flawed NEB process.

“This process must be clear from political control and therefore needs to be free from a politically-imposed timeline,” said Weaver.

MLA Olsen: Repatriation efforts a positive step, additional work to be done to return Ancestors and culturally significant items to Indigenous communities

VICTORIA, B.C. – Adam Olsen, B.C. Green Party spokesperson for Indigenous relations and reconciliation, responded to the news that the Royal B.C. Museum has awarded grants to 21 First Nations communities to support ongoing repatriation efforts.

“Communities pursuing repatriation face substantive challenges. It can take several decades and hundreds of thousands of dollars to bring ancestors or culturally significant items home. It is often someone’s lifetime work and sometimes people pass away before it is completed. That needs to change,” said Olsen.

Andrew Weaver statement on Yom Kippur

VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Greens, issued the following statement today in recognition of Yom Kippur:

“Tonight at sunset Jewish communities around the world are gathering to observe the beginning of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. This day marks the holiest day in the Jewish calendar and is a time for reflection, prayer, and renewal.

Andrew Weaver statement on Rosh Hashanah

Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Greens, issued the following statement today in recognition of Rosh Hashanah:

This Sunday marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. On behalf of my colleagues I’d like to offer our heartfelt best wishes to Jewish families and communities across Canada as they prepare to celebrate the year 5779.

Weaver welcomes results of first quarterly report

Andrew Weaver welcomed the results of the first quarterly report, released today.

“The first quarterly report shows that B.C. continues to be on strong economic footing”, said Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party.

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