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Vaping regulations, education initiative critical to protecting public health

VICTORIA, B.C. - The BC Green Caucus has advocated for stronger vaping regulations and welcomes the announcement from government today.

Green MLAs to attend First Nations Leadership Gathering

VICTORIA, B.C. -B.C. Green MLA Adam Olsen for Saanich-North and the Islands and B.C. Green MLA Sonia Furstenau for Cowichan Valley look forward to connecting with Indigenous communities from around the province at the B.C. Council and First Nations Leaders’ Gathering this week in Vancouver.  

Weaver statement on resignation of Elizabeth May as leader of Green Party of Canada

VICTORIA B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, released the following statement on the resignation of Elizabeth May as leader of the Green Party of Canada:

“I thank Elizabeth May for her long-standing service to Canadians as the leader of the Green Party of Canada. Her impact on politics in Canada has been substantial. As the first Green MP, she led the way for the multiple Green caucuses elected in Canada today. As a voice of principle and reason on issues such as climate change, she has elevated the national conversation and forced other parties to take bolder positions.

Lowering voter registration to age 16 empowers youth, increases participation

VICTORIA, B.C. – Democracy in British Columbia moved a step towards increased accessibility for youth today with the introduction of the Elections Amendment Act, which lowers the age of optional registration to 16 years old. 

Legislation introduced to Ensure Climate Action Accountability

VICTORIA, B.C. - The Climate Change Accountability Amendment Act tabled today demonstrates minority governments can move beyond political rhetoric and collaborate on ambitious climate legislation. This act introduces transparency and accountability mechanisms that, if passed, will last well beyond this current government and set an evidence-based foundation from which all future climate policy can be built.

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