Media releases

B.C. Greens welcome PTB ride-hailing announcement, caution need for continued data gathering to inform future decisions

VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Green Caucus welcomes the Passenger Transportation Board’s announcement today on the next steps in the introduction of Transportation Network Services.

Ride-hailing to come to B.C., may be limited by Class 4 requirements

VICTORIA, B.C. – Lyft announced today that it intends to operate in Vancouver, but concerns remain that the significant hurdles of the Class 4 licence will provide a barrier in getting adequate number of  drivers to support the service in other areas of the province.

B.C. Green Caucus calls for comprehensive protections against ‘conversion therapy’

VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government’s response today regarding the dangerous, nonmedical practice of conversion therapy rightfully calls for the federal government to amend the Criminal Code to fully ban the practice nationally. It also highlights current regulations within B.C.’s health system preventing health professionals from offering the service and billing for it. However, the letter from the B.C. attorney general, minister of health and MLA for Vancouver-West End shies away from tackling the full scope of the issue.

Management drought facing B.C.’s drinking water, AG finds

VICTORIA, B.C. — Today the Auditor General of B.C. released her report The Protection of Drinking Water: An Independent Audit. The report finds that the two bodies responsible for safeguarding drinking water, the Ministry of Health and the Provincial Health Officer, are not taking the necessary steps to protect British Columbians’ drinking water.

B.C. Government protects 54 old growth-trees, continues unsustainable harvest

VICTORIA, B.C. — The B.C. Green caucus finds government’s announcement that it is moving to protect just 54 old-growth trees on the B.C. Big Tree Registry inadequate given the ongoing, unsustainable logging of old-growth across the province. 

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