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Furstenau thanks Child and Youth advocate Bernard Richard for his service

VICTORIA, B.C. – Sonia Furstenau, B.C. Green Party spokesperson for children and youth, released the following statement regarding B.C. Children and Youth Advocate Bernard Richard stepping down.

“I have greatly appreciated Bernard’s work and his advocacy for children in British Columbia,” said Furstenau.

Truth and facts must prevail in Trans Mountain discussion: Weaver

VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, is calling for politicians to hold themselves to a higher standard of facts and evidence in discussions around the Trans Mountain pipeline.

“There is an inordinate amount of fear-mongering going on in the political climate surrounding Trans Mountain,” said Weaver.

B.C. Green caucus responds to Finfish Aquaculture report

VICTORIA, B.C. – Adam Olsen, B.C. Green Party spokesperson for wild salmon, released the following statement regarding the report released today by The Minister of Agriculture's Advisory Council on Finfish Aquaculture.

“This report highlights the challenges with addressing the role of aquaculture in our efforts to protect B.C.’s wild salmon stocks,” said Olsen.

Olsen: B.C. chefs’ call for end to open net-pen salmon farming demonstrates economic, cultural imperative to act

VICTORIA, B.C. – Adam Olsen, B.C. Green Party MLA for Saanich North and the Islands and spokesperson for wild salmon, issued the following statement of support for the group of local chefs calling for an end to open net-pen wild salmon farming. A letter signed by over 50 chefs was sent to Forests, Lands, Natural Resources Operations and Rural Development Minister Donaldson and Agriculture Minister Popham calling for the end to open pen-net fish farms in the Broughton Archipelago, whose tenures are up for renewal this spring.

“Wild salmon are of irreplaceable economic and cultural importance to our province,” said Olsen.

B.C. Green Caucus responds to government’s speculation tax changes

VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, issued the following statement in response to the government’s announced changes to the speculation tax.

“It’s a positive sign that this government is willing to listen to British Columbians and to make adjustments to policies,” said Weaver.

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