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Weaver calls for B.C. NDP and B.C. Liberals to release “cash-for-access” donor lists

VICTORIA B.C. – In the wake of the federal approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, is calling for John Horgan and Christy Clark to release their parties’ “cash-for-access” donor lists and donation amounts. Horgan and Clark regularly host meetings with large corporate donors where tickets go from $2,000 to $10,000 or more.

Andrew Weaver responds to Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain approval

VICTORIA B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, issued the following statement on today’s federal energy announcements:

“Prime Minister Trudeau has betrayed the trust of British Columbians. The approval of this project is completely contradictory to this government’s rhetoric at the Paris climate talks, as well as their commitments to finally embrace a new era of reconciliation. This government was elected with guarantees that change would finally happen - instead we see yet another Federal government steamrolling their pipeline agenda over First Nations and over B.C. communities.

B.C. Greens reiterate calls for action on protecting Grizzly Bears

VICTORIA B.C. – In response to the announcement by the B.C. NDP that if elected they would institute a province wide ban on trophy hunting grizzly bears, Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party and MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head issued the following statement:

Andrew Weaver statement on B.C. NDP corporate donor strategy

VICTORIA B.C. – B.C. NDP leader John Horgan will host a “Resource Industry Reception” this evening in Vancouver with tickets costing as much as $10,000 for corporate donors. The event is invite-only and not included on the party’s website event listings. Dogwood, a nonpartisan citizen action network in B.C., has launched an online petition and email campaign calling attention to this event.

Sonia Furstenau and Dan Hines on changes to Contaminated Sites Regulation

VICTORIA B.C. – Minister of Environment Mary Polak quietly changed the Contaminated Sites Regulation (CSR) on Oct. 27, dramatically increasing the allowable limit for substances harmful to human health such as DEHP, which is banned in the European Union, carcinogens and copper.

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