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MLA Olsen welcomes new funding for wild salmon

VICTORIA, B.C. — B.C. Green MLA Adam Olsen joined Premier John Horgan and Mike Meneer of the Pacific Salmon Foundation to mark B.C. Wild Salmon Day at the legislature.

“Good salmon policy is good economic, social, and environmental policy,” said MLA Olsen, B.C. Green spokesperson for salmon. “In our submission to budget 2019, our caucus advocated for substantial funding for the Pacific Salmon Foundation to support their community wild salmon restoration and conservation projects. We’re glad to see that today that government is actioning our recommendations.”

B.C. Greens Make History, Pass First Ever Private Member’s Bill From Opposition Party

Legislation creates new legal option for businesses pursuing environmental, social goals

VICTORIA, B.C. - The B.C. Green caucus made history today with the unanimous passing of the first ever Private Member’s Bill from an opposition party. The Greens also positioned the province as a leader nationally by bringing in the first legislation in the country to formally provide a legal framework for businesses committed to pursuing social and environmental goals to incorporate as benefit companies under the Business Corporations Act.

B.C. Green Caucus Responds to Government’s Decision to Call for a Public Inquiry Into Money Laundering in British Columbia

VICTORIA, B.C. — The B.C. Green caucus has been calling for an independent public inquiry into the issue of money laundering in B.C. since February and supports government’s announcement today to establish a commission to begin that process.

Broad Support For B.C. Green Private Member’s Bill to Expand Protections, Support Survivors of Violence

VICTORIA, B.C. — Renters who are the victim of violence at their home are one step closer to having the freedom to break their lease and seek safety today after the B.C. Greens’ amendment to the Residential Tenancy Act saw broad tripartisan support from NDP and Liberals at its second reading before the House.

B.C. Greens call for immediate moratorium on logging of VI old-growth, support sustainable second-growth industry

VICTORIA, B.C. — Today at the Legislature, forestry and community stakeholders joined the B.C. Greens in calling for a moratorium to protect Vancouver Island’s vital old-growth ecosystems and to develop more sustainable forest practices that B.C. can depend on for generations to come.

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