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Weaver: Wildfire and flood report demonstrates need to prioritize adaptation and greenhouse gas reduction strategies

VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party caucus, says that the new report on the 2017 flood and wildfire response underscores the need for B.C. to meet our climate targets.

“Chief Chapman and Mr. Abbott have provided excellent recommendations for how the government can better support communities that are affected by wildfires and floods,” said Weaver.

Andrew Weaver to introduce legislation to support companies that pursue social and environmental goals

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, announced today that he will introduce legislation that would enable B.C. companies to incorporate as benefit companies. The bill, which Weaver announced following a roundtable with business leaders in Vancouver, would amend the Business Corporations Act to allow companies that choose to incorporate as benefit companies to pursue social and environmental goals, rather than just profit.  

“This legislation is an opportunity for B.C. to lead the country in supporting businesses that want to be a bigger part of developing innovative solutions to the challenges of the 21st century,” said Weaver.

B.C. Green Party caucus statement on provincial cannabis legislation

VICTORIA, B.C. – Adam Olsen, B.C. Green Party spokesperson for cannabis legalisation and agriculture, released the following statement regarding the government’s legislation that was introduced today.

“The health and safety of British Columbians must be the first priority as the province implements its non-medical cannabis regime,” said Olsen.

Weaver statement on Trans Mountain court reference case

VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, issued the following response to the government’s court reference case.

“I am pleased to see the government is continuing to stand up for British Columbia,” said Weaver.

Furstenau statement on government’s proposed changes to Indigenous child welfare policies

VICTORIA, B.C. – Sonia Furstenau, B.C. Green Party spokesperson for children and family development, released the following statement on the government’s proposed changes to its Indigenous child welfare policies.

“These changes are a step towards improving a system that requires a complete overhaul,” said Furstenau. “I am glad to see the government recognize the importance of keeping Indigenous children connected to their families and their communities. As Minister Philpott has said, Indigenous child apprehension is a humanitarian crisis in this country.

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