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Saanich schools back in session

VICTORIA, B.C. –B.C. Green MLA Adam Olsen for Saanich-North and the Islands welcomed the news that after three weeks, the union representing Saanich school workers and Saanich School District 63 ratified a new contract deal enabling 7,300 students to return to the district’s 18 schools.  

Vaping regulations, education initiative critical to protecting public health

VICTORIA, B.C. - The BC Green Caucus has advocated for stronger vaping regulations and welcomes the announcement from government today.

Green MLAs to attend First Nations Leadership Gathering

VICTORIA, B.C. -B.C. Green MLA Adam Olsen for Saanich-North and the Islands and B.C. Green MLA Sonia Furstenau for Cowichan Valley look forward to connecting with Indigenous communities from around the province at the B.C. Council and First Nations Leaders’ Gathering this week in Vancouver.  

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. 

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