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BC Green Party writes an open letter to Premier Christy Clark on the Agricultural Land Commission

Victoria, BC - BC Green Party Interim-Leader, Adam Olsen sent an open letter to Premier Christy Clark today requesting the British Columbia government remove the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) from the current core review and reaffirm 
its support the modernization of the Commission that has been on-going for the past three years. 

Remembrance Day Statement from the BC Green Party

On November 11, Canadians stop to remember, honor, and reflect.

We remember all those who gave their lives willingly to defend the many freedoms that our nation enjoys. We also remember with sorrow the fallen of other nations, even those who fought against us. War has taken so much from so many – as individuals, families, communities, and all mankind. 

BC Green Party seeks clarity from the BC Government on what constitutes "First Nations support" of pipelines

Media Release
November 6, 2013

Victoria, BC – British Columbia and Alberta co-released a statement on Tuesday announcing “a framework agreement between the two provinces on moving energy resources to new markets.”

The release states,

“Alberta and BC agree that only through intensive environmental review and protection, enhanced marine safeguards and First Nations support, can projects proceed.”

Wind Power or Site C Dam: What Makes Cents?

Over the next twenty years, BC Hydro has forecasted that our energy needs will increase by about 40% as a consequence of both population and economic growth. To meet this growing electricity demand, BC Hydro has proposed to build the Site C dam on the Peace River near Fort St. John (see Figures 1–3). Here I explore whether or not there are better ways from an economic, social and environmental perspective  to meet our future power needs.

An Open Letter to Premier Christy Clark

October 9th,2013
Honourable Christy Clark Premier of British Columbia
Parliament Buildings Victoria BC V8V 1X4

Dear Premier Clark:

I applaud the fact that your government has been consistent in requiring five conditions to be met before you will support enhanced heavy oil tanker traffic off our coast. Consistency is important in providing certainty to the public, business and investors alike. It is for this reason that I am writing to you to seek some further clarification on the second and third of your five conditions. As written, these conditions require:

“World-leading marine oil-spill response, prevention and recovery systems for B.C.’s coastline and ocean to manage and mitigate the risks and costs of heavy-oil pipelines and shipments.”

“World-leading practices for land oil spill prevention, response and recovery systems to manage and mitigate the risks and costs of heavy oil pipelines.”

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