VICTORIA, B.C. - Today the B.C. Green Caucus responded to the news that the B.C. Government decided not to issue an environmental assessment certificate to the KGHM Ajax Mining Project.
“We are happy that government is following the recommendation of the EAO on this project,” said Sonia Furstenau, MLA for Cowichan Valley. “The consensus in the community was clear. City council has voted twice to oppose the mine. Given the magnitude of the adverse effects and the EAO’s recommendation not to issue a certificate, it would have been shocking for government to approve this project.”
KELOWNA B.C. – B.C. Green candidate for Kelowna West Robert Stupka issued the following statement in response to Premier Horgan’s announcement that his government will continue construction of the Site C Dam:
“The approval of Site C could be the greatest misallocation of public funds in B.C.’s history. It characterizes what’s wrong with politics in B.C.: the B.C. Liberals didn’t want to hear the facts and the NDP ignored the facts.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. - Today Andrew Weaver responded to the NDP government’s decision to proceed with the construction of Site C.
“Our caucus is extremely disheartened by this decision. It is fiscally reckless to continue with Site C and my colleagues and I did everything we could to make this clear to the government.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. - “The introduction of B.C.’s new Overdose Emergency Response Centre and five new regional response teams could not have come soon enough,” said Sonia Furstenau, MLA for Cowichan Valley, of today’s announcement.Read more
VICTORIA B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, issued the following statement on World AIDS Day 2017:
“World AIDS Day continues to serve as an international reminder of the horrendous plight of HIV/AIDS in the modern world. We must pay it heed, particularly because the disease’s significance and impact seems to increasingly fade from the forefront of many people’s minds.Read more
VICTORIA B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, released the following statement on the election of P.E.I. Green candidate Hannah Bell in a by-election for District 11 today:
“I would like to offer Hannah, P.E.I. Green Party leader Peter Bevan-Baker and the rest of their team my heartfelt congratulations for their success this evening. A tidal shift like this does not come without a tremendous amount of hard work, determination and hope, which they have demonstrated in spades.Read more
VICTORIA B.C. – Sonia Furstenau, MLA for Cowichan Valley and B.C. Green Party spokesperson for health and wellbeing, issued the following statement on the Transgender Day of Remembrance:
“In British Columbia and Canada, we have made significant steps forward in protecting the rights of transgender people. Gender identity and expression are finally included in the B.C. Human Rights Code. Four openly transgender candidates from the three major political parties ran in the May election. The first known transgender Canadian mayor was just elected in Quebec. But sadly, these achievements have come all too slowly for those who have experienced discrimination, transphobia, and violence.Read more
SIDNEY, B.C. - Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands, issued the following statement in regards to the outcome of Salt Spring’s Incorporation Vote. Salt Spring Island voted against incorporating as an island municipality this past weekend.
"Over the past couple of years Salt Spring Islanders have been discussing how their community is governed. It has been an emotional and divisive process which resulted in a vote against incorporation this weekend," Olsen said.
Andrew Weaver statement on Christy Clark's resignation as Leader of the BC Liberal Party and MLA for Kelowna-West
“I want to thank Christy Clark for her years of service to British Columbians, both as an MLA and as Leader of the BC Liberals,” said Weaver. “She has been a fierce advocate for British Columbia, here at home and around the world.Read more