Media releases

Very Few Goodies for Greens in BC Budget

Media Statement: February 19th, 2014
For Immediate Release

Victoria BC - While Budget 2014 rightly places an importance on living within our means, it falls short of providing a diversified and affordable economy for British Columbians.

Andrew Weaver: Putting Climate Targets Back Into the Throne Speech

Andrew Weaver in LegislatureToday in the Legislature, Green MLA Andrew Weaver spoke to his motion to amend the Throne Speech, highlighting the government's inconsistency in greenhouse gas targets. Under the province’s climate targets the legislated goal is to reduce emissions from the current 62 megatons of carbon pollution to 43 megatons by 2020 and 13 megatons by 2050. Producing liquefied natural gas through five plants would add 73 megatons to current provincial emissions, making our greenhouse gas targets impossible to keep.

The government has stated LNG exports from BC will reduce Asian, especially China’s, dependency on coal fired power generation, therefore reducing their carbon emissions. If we are serious about reducing global emissions then a better plan would be to halt exports of thermal coal through BC. Doing so would have little impact on provincial employment, or revenue, as the vast majority is produced from US mines.

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Adam Olsen on CIVL Radio


Adam Olsen, Interim Leader was recently on CIVL Radio with Lauren Southern in Abbotsford, BC.


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BC Green Party Supports the Supreme Court decision on Bill 22

Media Statement
February 5nd, 2014

BC Green Party Supports the Supreme Court decision on Bill 22

The BC Green Party supports the Supreme Court decision that Bill 22 was unconstitutional, and regrets the BC Government’s decision to appeal this ruling. After nearly a decade before the courts, and two separate rulings outlining the unconstitutionality of stripping class size and composition from bargaining rights, it’s time we moved  forward. 

Groundhog Day

Today, February 2nd, is Groundhog Day and we're watching for the groundhog to emerge from it's burrow. According to folklore, if the groundhog sees it's shadow we're in for six more weeks of winter, if it doesn't, then spring will come early.

Here at the BC Green Party, we’ve been busy working hard all winter and now that Groundhog Day has rolled around it’s time to take a peek out and see what the future might bring.  

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