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B.C. Green Caucus statement on draft principles for B.C. Public Service on relationships with Indigenous peoples

VICTORIA, B.C. – Adam Olsen, B.C. Green Party spokesperson for Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation welcomed the government’s draft principles for the public service on relationships with Indigenous peoples. The shared support of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) calls to action and the Tsilhqot’in Supreme Court Decision is a foundational component of the Confidence and Supply Agreement (CASA) signed between the B.C. Greens and the B.C. NDP.

“I am pleased with the direction of this government on advancing relationships with Indigenous people in British Columbia,” said Olsen.

Andrew Weaver statement on Ramadan

VICTORIA, B.C. – B.C. Greens leader Andrew Weaver issued the following statement today on behalf of the B.C. Greens Caucus in recognition of Ramadan:

“I would like to extend my best wishes to Muslims across B.C. and around the world who are currently observing the holy month of Ramadan.

MLA Olsen releases report: Standing up for Wild Salmon

VICTORIA, B.C. – Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands, publicly released his Standing up for Wild Salmon report today outside the B.C. legislature. The report outlines the challenges facing B.C.’s wild salmon populations and highlights a proposed path forward, through the creation of a Wild Salmon Commissioner and supporting Wild Salmon Secretariat.

After making the initial pitch to the Premier in March, Olsen hosted representatives from a diverse range of fisheries backgrounds for a consultation forum where there was unanimous consensus on the need for a Wild Salmon Secretariat or Commissioner in B.C. Following his forum, Olsen presented their feedback to government along with a detailed proposal. Today’s public report is an extension of that work.

B.C. Green Caucus calls on province to take immediate action to stymie speculation on farmland

VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Green Party caucus is calling on the provincial government to take immediate action to stymie speculation on ALR land. The Caucus says the vote at Richmond council last night demonstrates why provincial action is needed.

“Mega mansions on ALR land are imperiling our food security, destroying agricultural land and driving up prices well beyond the reach of young farmers,” said Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party.

Weaver introduces legislation to support companies pursuing environmental and social goals

VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party caucus, introduced legislation to enable B.C. businesses to incorporate as benefit companies. The legislation would establish a legal framework for companies pursuing social and environmental goals, rather than just profit.

“B.C. is home to incredibly innovative companies that want to play a bigger role in addressing the challenges and opportunities our province faces,” said Weaver.

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