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Statement by Interim Leader Adam Olsen to mark Chinese New Year

Adam Olsen
Interim Leader, BC Green Party

On behalf of the BC Green Party, I would like to extend our warmest wishes to those celebrating Chinese New Year here in British Columbia and around the world.

Sir John A Macdonald Day

January 11th is Sir John A. Macdonald day.  199 years ago, in 1815, Sir John was born in Glasgow, Scotland. As one of the founders of our nation, and Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald played an integral role in the bringing together East and West parts of Canada to form the Great Coalition leading to the birth of our nation on July 1, 1867.

BC Greens call for sixth condition for heavy oil pipelines

Media Statement December 19, 2013
For immediate release

BC Greens call for sixth condition for heavy oil pipelines

Victoria BC – In response the NEB Joint Review Panel’s final decision to approve Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline, BC Green Party MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head, Andrew Weaver, and BC Green Party Leader Adam Olsen are calling on the BC Government to establish a 6th condition for support of heavy oil pipeline projects: A moratorium on dilbit transport along the B.C. coast.

Northern Gateway, Joint Review Panel – Conditional ‘Yes’

Media Statement December 19, 2013
For immediate release

Northern Gateway, Joint Review Panel – Conditional ‘Yes’

Victoria BC - Today the National Energy Board’s Joint Review Panel released its report to the Federal Cabinet on Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline. The panel’s conditional ‘yes’ is deeply concerning, considering the opposition by the BC Government, First Nations, environmental groups and the majority of the people of the province.  

Jobs, Economy and Northern Gateway

By Andrew Weaver
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The National Energy Board’s Joint Review Panel (JRP) has now released its final report approving the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project. The project would see 525,000 barrels of the heavy oil diluted bitumen (dilbit) transported across British Columbia each day and loaded onto super tankers for shipment to international refineries. The project is yet another manifestation of a pattern of digging up Canada’s raw resources and shipping them to other countries with no value-added manufacturing or refining done locally. Yet what makes this proposal particularly problematic is the significant economic and environmental risk that we in B.C. face, should a spill occur.

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