VICTORIA B.C. – While many British Columbians enjoy a high standard of living, bullying continues to be present in our schools, workplaces, and homes across the province, and increasingly online. Of the B.C. Greens’ 6 core principles, three - social justice, respect for diversity and non-violence - put the safety, security and dignity of British Columbians at the centre of our policies. Last year the B.C. Greens were proud to support both a bill to include transgender people in our Human Rights Act and an order from the Minister of Education ensuring all school districts in B.C. have clear anti-discrimination policies that include sexual orientation and gender identity.Read more
VICTORIA B.C. – Today Andrew Weaver, MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head, re-introduced the Election Amendment Act 1, which seeks to engage youth in politics through lowering the voting age to 16.Read more
WHITE ROCK B.C. – The B.C. Green Party is pleased to announce the nomination of its candidate for Surrey-White Rock, William Marshall. Marshall works as a realtor in White Rock.Read more
VICTORIA B.C. – “Paramedics and emergency dispatchers are an essential service, and should be treated as such,” says Andrew Weaver, Leader of the B.C. Green Party.
“As citizens, we owe first responders sincere gratitude for helping us in times of crisis.Read more
COQUITLAM B.C. – The B.C. Green Party is pleased to announce the nomination of its candidate for Coquitlam-Maillardville, Nicola Spurling. Spurling is a project manager and chairs the Vancouver Pride Society's Outreach Committee.Read more
VERNON B.C. – The B.C. Green Party is excited to announce the nomination of its candidate for Vernon-Monashee, Keli Westgate. As the Sales and Marketing Manager for Spa Hills Compost, Westgate travels around the Okanagan and Shuswap helping businesses reduce their waste by diverting it from landfills. She previously worked with the Ministry of the Attorney General, Youth Programs Division as a workshop facilitator on the topic of Gang and Youth Violence prevention.Read more
VICTORIA B.C. – To address the rampant speculation of agricultural land in B.C., a trend that sees valuable farmland left unseeded or turned into sprawling mansions, today Andrew Weaver, Leader of the B.C. Green Party, tabled the Property Law Amendment Act.
“Since the introduction of the 15% foreign buyers tax on residential real estate in Metro Vancouver, speculators have targeted other areas of the Province and our agricultural land,” said Andrew Weaver, also the MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head.Read more
VICTORIA B.C. – The Rideshare Enabling Act was introduced today in the BC Legislature by Andrew Weaver, Leader of the B.C. Green Party and MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head.
“The sharing economy exists and it’s going to get bigger,” says Weaver. “Rideshare technology is a part of that new economy and we need to create rules so that these industries don’t operate in a vacuum.”Read more
VICTORIA B.C. – The B.C. Green Party is pleased to announce the nomination of its candidate for Victoria-Swan Lake, Chris Maxwell. Maxwell is an Associate Professor, scientist and co-lead of the childhood cancer and blood research group at B.C. Children’s Hospital.Read more
MAPLE RIDGE B.C. – The B.C. Green Party is pleased to announce the nomination of its candidate for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows, Alex Pope. Pope is a computer programmer and analyst primarily working in the financial sector.Read more