VICTORIA B.C. – Adam Olsen, interim leader of the B.C. Green Party, released the following statement regarding the importance of upholding LGBTQ2+ human rights:
“In the previous week, it has come to light that members of the B.C. Liberal Party have advertised in a magazine that they know promotes conversion therapy and harmful anti-LGBTQ2+ beliefs. Conversion therapy is an abusive practice, often perpetrated on minors.Read more
VICTORIA B.C. – The B.C. Green Party today welcomes the introduction of a federal bill to classify conversion therapy as a criminal act in Canada.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government’s response today regarding the dangerous, nonmedical practice of conversion therapy rightfully calls for the federal government to amend the Criminal Code to fully ban the practice nationally. It also highlights current regulations within B.C.’s health system preventing health professionals from offering the service and billing for it. However, the letter from the B.C. attorney general, minister of health and MLA for Vancouver-West End shies away from tackling the full scope of the issue.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – Today the B.C. Greens, alongside stakeholders and LGBTQ2+ rights advocates, are tabling legislation that will ban the abusive practice of conversion therapy and protect British Columbians.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, introduced two private members bills to that would further the rights of British Columbians with diverse gender identity and expression. The bills are amendments to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Amendment Act (FIPPA) and the Personal Information Protection Amendment Act (PIPA).
“Personal information such as sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and religious affiliation is already protected under FIPPA, in 2018 we should absolutely include gender identity and expression,” said Weaver.Read more