Jodi Murphy nominated as B.C. Greens candidate in Surrey-Guildford
SURREY B.C. – The B.C. Green Party is pleased to announce the nomination of its candidate for Surrey-Guildford, Jodi Murphy. For the last decade, Murphy worked at a locally-owned company that provides specialized technical services to the pulp and paper industry. Her work included visiting mills across B.C. and managing multiple lab departments and staff.Read more
Weaver tables bills to ensure responsible pet ownership and the protection of dogs
VICTORIA B.C. – In 2015, Buttons the Therapy Dog - who worked at hospitals comforting and cheering up patients - was so aggressively attacked by another dog that he had to be immediately put down.
The owners of the violent dog had been instructed to keep their pet secured and muzzled because of an incident with a different dog just a few months prior. When Buttons walked by with his owners Yvonne and John McDonald, however, it had been left unrestrained. Because of existing B.C. laws, irresponsible pet owners seldom face any consequences for the actions of their dogs. Since losing Buttons, Yvonne and John have been advocating for the need for animal liability laws in B.C.Read more
Michael Wolfe nominated as B.C. Greens candidate in Richmond-Queensborough
RICHMOND B.C. – The B.C. Green Party is pleased to announce the nomination of its candidate for Richmond-Queensborough, Michael Wolfe. Wolfe is a public school science teacher at McNair Secondary in Richmond and currently serves as a board member for the Richmond Health Advisory Committee, Richmond Nature Park Society and the Garden City Conservation Society.Read more
Andy MacKinnon nominated as B.C. Greens candidate in Esquimalt-Metchosin
METCHOSIN B.C. – The B.C. Green Party is pleased to announce the nomination of its candidate for Esquimalt-Metchosin, Andy MacKinnon. MacKinnon is co-author of six best-selling books about plants of western North America. He’s an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University, and a Professional Forester and Professional Biologist in B.C. Andy was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree by Simon Fraser University in 2013.Read more
Richard Warrington nominated as B.C. Greens candidate in North Vancouver-Lonsdale
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – The B.C. Green Party is pleased to announce the nomination of its candidate for North Vancouver-Lonsdale, Richard Warrington. A former teacher, Warrington studied education and business in Denmark and taught school there for a number of years.Read more
Larry Colero nominated as B.C. Greens candidate in Delta South
DELTA B.C. – The B.C. Green Party is excited to announce the nomination of its candidate for Delta South, Larry Colero. Colero taught corporate ethics at both UBC’s Sauder School of Business and SFU’s Beedie School of Business. He also created the first Strategic Alliances seminars for UBC, and was Moderator for the first two years of their Summer Institute in Sustainability. Colero is currently on retainer as Policy Advisor to the Institute of Advanced Financial Planners for assignments in regulatory affairs, trademark issues and professional ethics.Read more
Simon Rear nominated as B.C. Greens candidate in Vancouver-Kensington
VANCOUVER B.C. – The B.C. Green Party is pleased to announce the nomination of its candidate for Vancouver-Kensington, Simon Rear. Rear’s professional background includes working with B.C. First Nations and he has been responsible for research, event planning and promoting voting rights in remote communities.Read more
B.C. Green Party statement on International Women’s Day 2017
VICTORIA B.C. - On International Women’s Day 2017, the B.C. Greens celebrate all women and recognize those who inspire us all to be bold for change.
“On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achievements of women but also recognize that our society has a very long way to go to achieve full gender equality,” said Sonia Furstenau, Deputy Leader of the B.C. Greens and candidate for Cowichan Valley. “Women are the core of our communities. We all win when women have equal opportunities to participate economically, socially and politically.”Read more
David Wong nominated as B.C. Greens candidate in Vancouver-Hastings
VANCOUVER B.C. – The B.C. Green Party is pleased to announce the nomination of its candidate for Vancouver-Hastings, David H.T. Wong. David was born and raised in East Vancouver. His family has roots in Vancouver going back over 130 years.
An accomplished architect and best selling author, the past decades have seen David lead the effort to protect the city’s urban forest and heritage building conservation and advocate for affordable housing. His support for First Peoples has earned the respect of many First Nations communities across North America, with several adopting him into their families and clans. David was inducted as an Honorary Witness by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada in 2013.Read more
Weaver Responds to Government’s Ridesharing Announcement
VICTORIA B.C. – After tabling the Rideshare Enabling Act twice in the B.C. Legislature, MLA Andrew Weaver is glad to see the provincial government also advancing the issue.
“This government initiative is long overdue and a critical issue for the 21st century economy,” says Weaver, Leader of the B.C. Green Party.Read more