VICTORIA, B.C. – Sonia Furstenau, B.C. Green Spokesperson for gender equality, issued the following statement in recognition of Persons Day.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – Adam Olsen, B.C. Green Party spokesperson for cannabis, released the following statement earlier today in recognition of cannabis becoming legal in Canada.
“There has been a lot of anticipation, nervousness, and excitement in British Columbia leading up to today, and for good reason. We are stepping into a brand new space as a country and as a province,” said Olsen.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, will move a motion in the B.C. Legislature to hold a one-hour emergency debate on climate change tonight in the B.C. Legislature at 5:30pm this evening. The B.C. Greens called for an emergency debate this morning, following a similar debate in the Parliament of Canada last night.
“It’s time for a whole-of-government approach to mitigating the effects of climate change,” said Weaver.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, is reviewing the government’s speculation tax legislation before determining his next steps on the issue. Weaver has raised three main concerns with the speculation tax to date, namely that the tax should treat all Canadians equally, that local government need to have a more direct role, and that the tax shouldn’t unfairly target homeowners who aren’t speculators.Read more
Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Greens, issued the following statement today in recognition of Rosh Hashanah:
“This Sunday marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. On behalf of my colleagues I’d like to offer our heartfelt best wishes to Jewish families and communities across Canada as they prepare to celebrate the year 5779.Read more
Andrew Weaver statement on the need for a made-in-B.C. environmental assessment of the Trans Mountain expansion project
Today Andrew Weaver urged the Province to undertake its own made-in-B.C. environmental assessment of the Trans Mountain pipeline.
“It is clear that B.C. cannot rely on the Federal government to protect our environment from the risks of this project”, said Andrew Weaver, Leader of the B.C. Green Party.Read more
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