Did you know that you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident in order to donate to a political party? When party memberships have a price tag, this means they are legally inaccessible to the tens of thousands of people currently calling British Columbia home that do not meet this condition, which can take from 2-5 years or longer to qualify.
These are contributing members of our society, often they are our families and friends, and our politics matter to them too. While they are able to volunteer with us, they cannot vote for us or donate to us, and without membership privileges to give them a voice within parties, they are completely sidelined from all meaningful political participation in the place they are calling home, paying taxes, and subject to the laws of.
This is why the BC Greens have created a free 3-month membership, made available to any resident of BC who has lived in the province for 6 months or longer, and who doesn't currently meet the conditions of citizenship or permanent residency.
If this is you, sign up below to join us! We're happy to have you here.
*The BC Green Party takes seriously the integrity of its memberships. In order to prevent abuse of our free memberships, the Party may seek to contact you to verify your eligibility for membership per the Bylaws. The party reserves the right to suspend a membership and its privileges if this can not be confirmed after attempting to do so via the phone number and/or email provided below, or if member appears on the official voting list as a registered voter.