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B.C. Green Party calls for immediate action on Vancouver housing crisis

Victoria, B.C. – Pete Fry, the B.C. Green Party candidate in the forthcoming provincial by-election in Vancouver–Mount Pleasant, and Andrew Weaver, MLA for Oak Bay–Gordon Head and Deputy Leader of the B.C. Green Party are calling for immediate action from the provincial government to address the housing crisis affecting Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

B.C. Green Party to hold leadership convention within approximately 1 year

Victoria, B.C. – Members of the B.C. Green Party approved a motion on Saturday at the party’s 2015 Conference and AGM to hold a leadership convention before the conclusion of the party’s next AGM. The party is required to hold an AGM within 15 months of its last AGM. Interim Leader Adam Olsen put forward the motion, which was unanimously accepted by members present.

B.C. Green Party continues Conference in Nanaimo

WHAT: Strategically Green: B.C. Green Party Conference, including Annual General Meeting

WHO:

  • Adam Olsen, Interim Leader

  • Andrew Weaver, MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head and Deputy Leader

  • Pete Fry, Candidate for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant

  • Matt Toner, Critic for Finance and New Economy

  • Elizabeth May, MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands and Leader of the Green Party of Canada

WHEN: Saturday May 23.

WHERE: Vancouver Island Conference Centre, 101 Gordon St, Nanaimo, B.C.

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Media Contact
Stefan Jonsson
Director of Communications
1-888-473-3686
stefan.jonsson@greenparty.bc.ca

B.C. Green Party begins Strategically Green Conference in Nanaimo

WHAT: Strategically Green: B.C. Green Party Conference, including Annual General Meeting

WHO:

  • Adam Olsen, Interim Leader

  • Andrew Weaver, MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head and Deputy Leader

  • Pete Fry, Candidate for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant

  • Matt Toner, Critic for Finance and New Economy

  • Elizabeth May, MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands and Leader of the Green Party of Canada

WHEN: Saturday May 23.

WHERE: Vancouver Island Conference Centre, 101 Gordon St, Nanaimo, B.C.

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Media Contact
Stefan Jonsson
Director of Communications
1-888-473-3686
stefan.jonsson@greenparty.bc.ca

B.C. Green Party acknowledges complicated history behind Victoria Day

Victoria, B.C. – This Victoria Day, B.C. Greens reflect on the complicated relationship between the Crown and the people of British Columbia and Canada. Victoria Day was first declared a holiday in 1845 to commemorate the birthday of Queen Victoria, who was Canada’s sovereign at the time of Confederation in 1867. Canada required Queen Victoria’s royal ascent in order to become a nation.

“It is important to know where we have come from, and today we celebrate Queen Victoria, who signed off on our country’s independence,” said Adam Olsen, Interim Leader of the B.C. Green Party. “We have inherited a colonial history with many challenges that we still face today. Our true strength as a province and a country lies in reconciliation efforts.”

The B.C. Green Party also encourages British Columbians to reflect on other important moments in Canada’s history that occurred on May 24th. On Queen Victoria’s birthday in 1916 women over the age of 21 gained federal suffrage. Exactly two years later, in 1918, the Parliament of Canada passed the Statistics Act, creating what is now called Statistics Canada.

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Media contact
Stefan Jonsson
Director of Communications
B.C. Green Party
1.888.473.3686 ext. 3
stefan.jonsson@greenparty.bc.ca

 

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