Brendan Ralfs nominated as B.C. Greens candidate in Langford-Juan de Fuca
LANGFORD B.C. – The B.C. Green Party is pleased to announce the nomination of its candidate for Langford-Juan de Fuca, Brendan Ralfs. Ralfs is a provincial emergency manager on southern Vancouver Island, where he has helped communities respond to a broad array of weather-influenced emergencies, including floods, storms and drought.Read more
Bradley Shende nominated as B.C. Greens candidate in Vancouver-False Creek
VANCOUVER B.C. – The B.C. Green Party is pleased to announce the nomination of its candidate for Vancouver-False Creek, Bradley Shende. Shende is a teacher at BCIT and co-founder of Conversations for Responsible Economic Development (CRED), a non-profit, non-partisan collection of business owners, academics, landowners and everyday Vancouverites who support responsible economic development.Read more
Weaver tables Endangered Species Act, 2017
VICTORIA B.C. – The entire world in is the midst of an extinction crisis and humans are the driving force.
“In Canada, British Columbia is the most biodiverse province, but it is also home to more at-risk species than any other province,” says Andrew Weaver, Leader of the B.C. Green Party. “Half of B.C.’s assessed species are deemed at risk.”Read more
Robert Mellalieu nominated as B.C. Greens candidate in Kelowna West
WEST KELOWNA B.C. – The B.C. Green Party is pleased to announce the nomination of its candidate for Kelowna West, Robert Mellalieu. Mellalieu has been the owner and operator of F1 Computer Services in Kelowna since 1990.Read more
Joshua Johnson nominated as B.C. Greens candidate in North Vancouver-Seymour
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – The B.C. Green Party is pleased to announce the nomination of its candidate for North Vancouver-Seymour, Joshua Johnson. Johnson was instrumental in student actions at Argyle Secondary School leading up to the 2014 teacher’s labour dispute.Read more
Weaver and Furstenau respond to Minister of Environment’s cancellation of Cobble Hill Holdings Permit
VICTORIA B.C. -- After years of community members fighting their government over the safety of their drinking water, the B.C. Minister of Environment has cancelled the waste discharge permit for Cobble Hill Holdings, effective immediately.
“I'm glad the Minister has finally pulled the permit, but it is completely unacceptable that it took this long. It is egregious that the people of Shawnigan had to take their government to court simply to receive representation,” Andrew Weaver said, Leader of the B.C. Green Party.Read more
B.C. Greens statements on Pink Shirt Day
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
Andrew Weaver introduces bill to lower the voting age in B.C.
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
William Marshall nominated as B.C. Greens candidate in Surrey-White Rock
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
Weaver tables First Responders Act
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