From our core principles, our political policy defines who we are and how we are different from other parties. It is the application of the values and principles held collectively by BC Greens to specific subject areas. Political policy informs our party’s platform as well as our response in the forms of initiatives, programs and positions including legislative proposals. It is developed and approved by members of the party at its annual general meetings.
Political policy is different from governance and operational policy, which defines how the party itself operates – they are "internal-facing". Governance and operational policy is generally developed by Provincial Council and party staff, respectively.
The development of our political policy (hereafter referred to simply as "policy") is one of the most important and rewarding ways that members can contribute to the party. Policies come from many places, such as conversations with neighbours or seeking out expert advice. Any individual member or riding association can submit a policy. To ensure a consistent and collaborative process all policy submissions follow the same process and are ratified by the membership.
BC Green Party policies are developed in a collaborative fashion with support from the policy development team, led by the Policy Chair. The Policy Chair and Committee will help members research and review their ideas to ensure they are:
- Based on the latest evidence and scientific research; and
- Consistent with the party's six core principles, policy direction and current member-approved policy document.
Please see our policy development document for details on this process.
To make a policy motion submission for our 2021 AGM, please click here for details.
Please contact the interim policy team with any questions at [email protected].