Media releases

Andrew Weaver calls for moratorium on dilbit tanker traffic from Burnaby port

Vancouver, BC: The British Columbia government has rejected the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline due in part to inadequate preparedness for potential marine and land heavy oil spills, while ignoring the fact that the heavy oil, diluted bitumen (dilbit), is shipped weekly from Burnaby, posing serious risks to BC’s coast.

AGM 2013 - New Faces, New Ideas

This special edition newsletter will fill you in on the 2013 Annual General Meeting if you weren't able to attend. By all accounts it was a great day! We saw lots of new and familiar faces, exchanged ideas and shared many laughs - especially when Andrew was given his new MLA toolkit! Read on to meet key people and find out what policies were approved.

BC Green Party reveals over $100 million federal spending supporting Enbridge tanker plans

VICTORIA, BC – Today, Dr. Andrew Weaver, MLA (Oak Bay-Gordon Head) and Deputy Leader of the BC Green Party and Elizabeth May, MP (Saanich-Gulf Islands) and leader of the Green Party of Canada held a joint press conference to review the federal and provincial issues at play in relation to new information received by the party.

“Documents obtained from Environment Canada and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans reveal that at a time when core science is being cut across the Government of Canada, tax dollars are being spent to do Enbridge’s homework for them,” said Andrew Weaver.

Adam Olsen named Interim Leader of the BC Green Party

VANCOUVER, BC (August 25th, 2013) – Former Central Saanich Councillor and BC Green Party candidate in Saanich North and the Islands has been appointed interim leader of the BC Greens.

Jane Sterk announced her resignation earlier this month and received a standing ovation at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday, August 24th in Vancouver as a large gathering of Greens from across the province expressed appreciation for her leadership over the past six years.

Today long-serving BC Green Party leader Jane Sterk announced she is stepping aside.

Victoria BC: Today long-serving BC Green Party leader Jane Sterk announced she is stepping aside. “I'm retiring from politics and resigning as Leader of the BC Green Party after the AGM on August 24th.  I've had a good run and now it's up to the Party and new leadership to elect more MLAs in 2017. I don't know what my future holds for me but I'm excited to go on to new adventures.” Jane Sterk.

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