VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, congratulated the B.C. Digital Technology Supercluster on receiving a portion of the federal innovation funding.
“B.C.’s growing tech sector will lead the future economic growth of this province,” said Weaver.Read more
VICTORIA B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, issued the following statement on the results of yesterday’s by-election in Kelowna West:
“I am extremely grateful to Robert for running a strong campaign based on the values of sustainability and evidence-based decision-making. It was a privilege to campaign with Robert, talk with voters in the Okanagan and demonstrate our support for this region. What I found truly inspiring about Robert’s campaign is its commitment to engaging voters on issues that have been ignored by the other parties such as Kelowna’s emerging economy and wildlife management.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. - Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, welcomed the announcement that Family Day will be moved to the third Monday in February beginning in 2019. Weaver spearheaded this change, introducing a Private Member’s Bill on this issue in 2017.
“This change honours the spirit of Family Day by putting families first and aligning B.C. with the rest of North America,” said Weaver.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. - The B.C. Green caucus and New Democrat caucus have formed a working group on proportional representation. The working group will be led by B.C. Green MLA Sonia Furstenau and New Democrat Bob D’Eith. The caucuses agreed to hold a referendum and to campaign together in support of proportional representation under their Confidence and Supply Agreement (CASA).
“CASA is a result of two distinct parties coming together after a hard-fought election to collaborate on shared values,” said Furstenau.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. - The B.C. Green caucus has sent a letter to the B.C. Liberal caucus requesting better cooperation on amendments.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. - The B.C. Greens introduced an amendment today to make the Elections Amendment Act, 2017 more equitable for small parties. The amendment would bring the threshold to receive campaign reimbursements for province-wide popular vote down to 5% from the currently proposed 10%.
“Our core goal with this legislation has been to ensure that people, not special interests, are what drive political campaigns in in this province,” said Adam Olsen, B.C. Green Party spokesperson for campaign finance.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. - Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, responded to the government’s announcement that it anticipates it will bring legislative changes to enable ridesharing in Fall 2018.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. - Sonia Furstenau, B.C. Green Party spokesperson for electoral reform, today welcomed the government legislation to enable a referendum on proportional representation. Attorney General Eby introduced the Electoral Reform Referendum 2018 Act.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. - Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green caucus, responded today to the reintroduction of the Elections Amendment Act by B.C. Liberal MLA Andrew Wilkinson. Wilkinson first introduced the bill, aimed at B.C.’s campaign finance laws, in June prior to the B.C. Liberals having tested confidence following the loss of their majority in the May election.Read more
Weaver: Budget Update 2017 demonstrates value of minority governments, underscores need for long-term economic vision
VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green caucus, responded to the Budget 2017 September Update delivered by Finance Minister Carole James today.Read more