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BC Green PMB passes unanimously to recognize the millions of Ukrainians killed in man-made famine

VICTORIA, B.C. - A Private Member’s Bill from the B.C. Green Caucus passed unanimously today to honour those who died during the Holodomor - the Ukrainian Famine and Genocide of 1932-33. The legislation officially proclaims the fourth Saturday of November Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (Holodomor) Memorial Day.

Declaration Act a step forward for British Columbia

VICTORIA, B.C. - The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act introduced today marks a historic moment for all of British Columbia, and the B.C. Green Caucus issued the following statement: 

“Reconciliation is the right thing not only for respecting basic human rights; it provides a path forward for British Columbia in a way that brings economic opportunity to all of its citizens,” said B.C. Green MLA Adam Olsen for Saanich-North and the Islands and a member of Tsartlip First Nation. “By recognizing UNDRIP as part of BC’s legal framework it signals that Indigenous people in this province are partners in working together.

Weaver introduces private member’s bill for Holodomor Day

VICTORIA, B.C.​ - B.C. Green Leader Andrew Weaver in collaboration with Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, honoured all survivors of the Ukrainian famine and genocide, also known as the Holodomor, by introducing legislation to enshrine a day of remembrance in the province for all time.

Weaver announces he will not seek re-election in 2021; asks party to prepare for a leadership contest

VICTORIA B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, today announced his decision not to run for re-election as MLA in the next scheduled provincial election in 2021.  In preparation, Weaver has requested the party’s Provincial Council begin preparations for a leadership contest to select a new leader. Weaver will continue in his role as leader until a successor has been chosen by the party’s membership.

BC Green Party Leader, Minister recognized for CleanBC collaboration

VICTORIA, B.C. - Dr. Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, and George Heyman, B.C.’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, have received Canada’s 2020 Clean50 and Clean16 honours for demonstrated leadership in sustainability through the development of CleanBC

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