Media releases

Weaver statement on resignation of Elizabeth May as leader of Green Party of Canada

VICTORIA B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, released the following statement on the resignation of Elizabeth May as leader of the Green Party of Canada:

“I thank Elizabeth May for her long-standing service to Canadians as the leader of the Green Party of Canada. Her impact on politics in Canada has been substantial. As the first Green MP, she led the way for the multiple Green caucuses elected in Canada today. As a voice of principle and reason on issues such as climate change, she has elevated the national conversation and forced other parties to take bolder positions.

Lowering voter registration to age 16 empowers youth, increases participation

VICTORIA, B.C. – Democracy in British Columbia moved a step towards increased accessibility for youth today with the introduction of the Elections Amendment Act, which lowers the age of optional registration to 16 years old. 

Legislation introduced to Ensure Climate Action Accountability

VICTORIA, B.C. - The Climate Change Accountability Amendment Act tabled today demonstrates minority governments can move beyond political rhetoric and collaborate on ambitious climate legislation. This act introduces transparency and accountability mechanisms that, if passed, will last well beyond this current government and set an evidence-based foundation from which all future climate policy can be built.

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.

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