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Labour Day Greetings

Labour Day provides all British Columbians with an opportunity to reflect on and give thanks to workers in every field who make our province exceptional. We should remember this history of organized labour, unions and professional groups whose contributions to the fabric of our communities must not be underestimated or forgotten.

The rights every worker takes for granted today were only achieved after decades of activism, pressure and progressive policies from individuals and organizations committed to an equitable labour force. To those from the past, and those who continue this vital work, today is your day, and we salute you.

The B.C. Green Party is committed to ensuring the rights of all workers are not eroded: that everyone who contributes to our economy is treated with fairness, that worker safety is a priority and not an after-thought, and that everyone has opportunities.

B.C. Greens welcome government announcement of an independent investigation of Mt. Polley and tailings ponds.

The B.C. Green Party welcomes the B.C. Government’s announcement of a three-person panel charged with undertaking an independent investigation of the Mount Polley mine tailings pond dam failure that occurred two weeks ago today. The panel will investigate all aspects of the dam’s failure and will report back to government with recommendations by January 31, 2015. The investigation will be paid for by Imperial Metals.

B.C. Green Party welcomes B.C. government stand for the public interest

For immediate release
Aug. 12, 2014

VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Green Party welcomes the Province of British Columbia’s response condemning Kinder Morgan’s request to the National Energy Board (NEB) to file their Emergency Management Program (EMP) for the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion confidentially.

All tailings ponds need immediate inspection: B.C. Green Party

For immediate release
Aug. 7, 2014

VICTORIA, B.C. – In light of the tragic industrial disaster at Mount Polley Mine south of Quesnel, the B.C. Green Party is calling on the provincial government to require every mine in the province to undertake an independent engineering report of their tailings storage facilities.

Statement from B.C. Green Party Leader Adam Olsen on Mt. Polley disaster

For immediate release
August 6, 2014

mountpolleybreach-940x600.jpg“The pictures and video of the breach are appalling. I was overwhelmed by a deep sadness seeing those images,” said Adam Olsen, Leader of the B.C. Green Party. “I am extremely concerned for the residents of the area whose health and safety are of utmost importance. I am grateful that no lives have been lost to this disaster.

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