Media releases

B.C. Green Party on importance of National Aboriginal Day

Victoria, B.C. – The B.C. Green Party celebrates the cultural diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis in British Columbia and Canada. This year on National Aboriginal Day, we have cause for pause and reflection in the wake of last month’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission report, which, for the first time, acknowledges that Aboriginal people in Canada have suffered cultural genocide. In the spirit of truth, reconciliation and social justice, the B.C. Green Party calls on all levels of government to implement the ninety-four recommendations from this report.

Pete Fry Launching Campaign for Vancouver–Mount Pleasant

Vancouver, B.C. – Media are invited to the campaign launch of Pete Fry as the candidate for the B.C. Green Party in the provincial riding of Vancouver–Mt. Pleasant. Fry is a long-time East End community activist and former candidate for Vancouver City Council.

Friday, June 19th, 6 to 9pm for supporters and the public at The Emerald East Vancouver Supper Club and Lounge, 555 Gore Avenue.

B.C. Green Party welcomes final report from Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Victoria, B.C. – The B.C. Green Party commends the final report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which for the first time describes the residential school program as cultural genocide. Furthermore, the B.C. Green Party strongly calls on the provincial and federal governments to implement as quickly as possible the report’s ninety-four recommendations.

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.

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