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Furstenau statement on Environmental Assessment Process revitalization

VICTORIA, B.C. – Sonia Furstenau, B.C. Green Party spokesperson for environment, issued the following statement in response to the government’s announcement that is beginning a review of B.C.’s environmental assessment process. A commitment to review and revitalize the process B.C. Greens’ is part of the Confidence and Supply Agreement with the B.C. NDP.

“This review is a first step in restoring public trust in our province’s environmental assessment process,” said Furstenau.

Weaver responds to BCUC hydro rate freeze rejection

VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, responded to the BCUC decision to reject the government’s proposed rate freeze, as well as the government’s proposal to provide a lifeline rate program to low-income British Columbians.

“I am glad that the government is respecting BCUC’s independence,” said Weaver.

B.C. Green caucus calls on province to establish secretariat responsible for wild salmon

VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Green caucus is calling on the government to immediately establish a secretariat responsible for wild salmon. The caucus’ call comes after a week of questioning the government over its plans to protect wild salmon.

“Wild salmon are a foundational B.C. species of vital importance to our economy and to our communities,” said Adam Olsen, spokesperson for natural resources and agriculture. “The MLAs that now sit on the government side of the house are well aware of the risks facing this species, having often drawn attention to this issue when in opposition. It is time to move beyond words and take action. There is absolutely no reason to delay taking action to help restore B.C.’s wild salmon stocks to levels that support a healthy environment and a thriving wild salmon fishery.”

B.C. Green caucus statement on Pink Shirt Day

VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Green caucus, Andrew Weaver, Sonia Furstenau and Adam Olsen, commemorated Pink Shirt Day the B.C. Legislature by donning pink shirts and reaffirming their commitment to do their part to end bullying.

“I applaud the two high school students in Nova Scotia who stood up for a classmate who was mocked for wearing a pink shirt by organizing their classmates to wear pink,” said Weaver, leader of the B.C. Greens.

B.C. Greens press government to articulate outcome of housing policies

VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Green caucus is seeking clarity on what the government is actually trying to achieve through its housing policy measures. Despite media coverage this week, Ministers James and Robinson failed to give a clear response in Question Period.

“Government needs to be clear about what they are trying to achieve with these policies,” said Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party.

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