VICTORIA, B.C. – Today government announced the appointment of Dr. Gerri Sinclair as B.C.’s new innovation commissioner. The expert advice and recommendations from the innovation commissioner will contribute to the growth of B.C.’s technology sector and help us harness innovation across our economy during a critical time for B.C.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. - Of B.C.’s $1.5 billion COVID-19 economic recovery package no less than $500 million should go towards CleanBC programs that will create clean jobs in low-carbon industries, getting British Columbians back to work in the short-term and providing sustainable job security in the long-term.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. - The B.C. Greens are today releasing their framework for approach to recovery spending, which if followed will drive a Green Recovery for B.C.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. - The B.C. Green Caucus welcomes today’s release of the Emerging Economy Task Force report and the final report from Dr. Alan Winter, B.C.'s first Innovation Commissioner. Together these reports provide a roadmap for a cleaner and more prosperous future for B.C.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Green Caucus has issued the following statement in response to the Government’s Restart Plan for British Columbia.
“As we begin to navigate a new normal, we thank Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix for their leadership and guidance in how to reopen the economy safely. COVID-19 has changed everything. It shows just how fragile many of our systems are. It also shows our capacity to do what may have seemed unimaginable in order to protect the people we love and the communities we live in,” said B.C. Green Party interim leader Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich-North and the Islands.
B.C. Greens welcome PTB ride-hailing announcement, caution need for continued data gathering to inform future decisions
VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Green Caucus welcomes the Passenger Transportation Board’s announcement today on the next steps in the introduction of Transportation Network Services.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – Today Andrew Weaver welcomed the launch of the Emerging Economy Task Force (EETF). The EETF was a key B.C. Green platform commitment and part of the confidence and supply agreement between the B.C. Green caucus and government.
“I am thrilled to join Minister Ralston to launch the Emerging Economy Task Force today,” said Andrew Weaver, Leader of the B.C. Green Party.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. - Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, issued the following statement in response to the Fair Wages Commission final report.
“We proposed the Fair Wages Commission with the goal of depoliticizing the process of setting minimum wage in B.C,” Weaver said.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. - Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, released the following statement in response to the government’s deal with Airbnb.
“While this announcement is a good first step from a tax fairness perspective, it will not change behaviour or free up long-term rental stock that has been taken out of the market due to short-term rental services,” said Weaver.Read more