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Weaver welcomes launch of emerging economy task force

VICTORIA, B.C. – Today Andrew Weaver welcomed the launch of the Emerging Economy Task Force (EETF). The EETF was a key B.C. Green platform commitment and part of the confidence and supply agreement between the B.C. Green caucus and government.

“I am thrilled to join Minister Ralston to launch the Emerging Economy Task Force today,” said Andrew Weaver, Leader of the B.C. Green Party.

Findings of fish processing compliance audit show need for reform: B.C. Green caucus

VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Green Caucus is calling on government to step up marine monitoring and protection in the wake of an audit of fish processing facilities. Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, says the report shows a disturbing pattern of widespread mismanagement by the previous B.C. Liberal government that must be addressed.

“Between ICBC, money laundering, the housing crisis and a litany of environmental disasters, it’s increasingly clear that the previous government badly mismanaged our province,” said Weaver.

Weaver welcomes basic income expert committee

VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, says that the government’s newly convened Basic Income Expert Panel is a significant step forward for the province’s 21st century economic strategy. The committee was announced at a press conference today in Vancouver and is related to the B.C. Greens’ Confidence and Supply Agreement with the B.C. NDP.

“At this moment, on the verge of fundamental economic change and with the old model of work already faltering for so many, we have an opportunity to create policy that sets the stage for a better future for British Columbians,” said Weaver.

Government must take immediate steps to restore public confidence in oversight of industrial activity: Furstenau

VICTORIA, B.C. – Sonia Furstenau, B.C. Green Party environment spokesperson, says government should move quickly to implement the recommendations of Mark Haddock’s professional reliance report. Addressing the failures of the professional reliance model was a key B.C. Green Party platform commitment and this report is the result of the review initiated by the Confidence and Supply Agreement between the B.C. Greens and the B.C. NDP.

“As pointed out in the report, the introduction of professional reliance resulted in a significant reduction in the numbers of experts in government, and a growing dependence on expertise and information from professionals hired by industry. This raised concerns about government’s capacity to provide adequate oversight to ensure the public interest,” said Furstenau.

Andrew Weaver statement on Canadian Multiculturalism Day

VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Greens, issued the following statement today in recognition of Canadian Multiculturalism Day.

“Canadian Multiculturalism Day is an opportunity for us to reflect on the importance of diversity, equality and respect. This day was officially designated sixteen years ago with the purpose of celebrating the remarkable diversity of Canadians and recognizing the contributions that diverse perspectives have made to our society.

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