Olsen says petition highlights need to address speculative activity on ALR land due to cannabis legalization uncertainty
VICTORIA, B.C. – B.C. Green Party MLA and spokesperson for agriculture Adam Olsen introduced a petition from his constituents in Saanich North and the Islands regarding concerns that a large scale cannabis facility is compromising agricultural lands.
“This petition underscores the need for government to address increased speculation on ALR land due to cannabis legalization,” said Olsen.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, introduced two private members bills to that would further the rights of British Columbians with diverse gender identity and expression. The bills are amendments to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Amendment Act (FIPPA) and the Personal Information Protection Amendment Act (PIPA).
“Personal information such as sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and religious affiliation is already protected under FIPPA, in 2018 we should absolutely include gender identity and expression,” said Weaver.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, introduced a Private Member’s bill to lower the voting age to 16 in B.C. This is the third time Weaver has introduced the bill.
“Young British Columbians have the greatest stake in the future of our province; they should have a say in the decisions our politicians make,” said Weaver.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – Sonia Furstenau, Deputy Leader of the B.C. Green Party, issued the following statement in recognition of International Women’s day:
“Today in British Columbia and around world we celebrate the accomplishments of women. The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #PressforProgress, inspired by a time of growing activism around the world,” said Furstenau.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – Sonia Furstenau, B.C. Green Party spokesperson for environment, issued the following statement in response to the government’s announcement that is beginning a review of B.C.’s environmental assessment process. A commitment to review and revitalize the process B.C. Greens’ is part of the Confidence and Supply Agreement with the B.C. NDP.
“This review is a first step in restoring public trust in our province’s environmental assessment process,” said Furstenau.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, responded to the BCUC decision to reject the government’s proposed rate freeze, as well as the government’s proposal to provide a lifeline rate program to low-income British Columbians.
“I am glad that the government is respecting BCUC’s independence,” said Weaver.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Green caucus is calling on the government to immediately establish a secretariat responsible for wild salmon. The caucus’ call comes after a week of questioning the government over its plans to protect wild salmon.
“Wild salmon are a foundational B.C. species of vital importance to our economy and to our communities,” said Adam Olsen, spokesperson for natural resources and agriculture. “The MLAs that now sit on the government side of the house are well aware of the risks facing this species, having often drawn attention to this issue when in opposition. It is time to move beyond words and take action. There is absolutely no reason to delay taking action to help restore B.C.’s wild salmon stocks to levels that support a healthy environment and a thriving wild salmon fishery.”Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Green caucus, Andrew Weaver, Sonia Furstenau and Adam Olsen, commemorated Pink Shirt Day the B.C. Legislature by donning pink shirts and reaffirming their commitment to do their part to end bullying.
“I applaud the two high school students in Nova Scotia who stood up for a classmate who was mocked for wearing a pink shirt by organizing their classmates to wear pink,” said Weaver, leader of the B.C. Greens.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Green caucus is seeking clarity on what the government is actually trying to achieve through its housing policy measures. Despite media coverage this week, Ministers James and Robinson failed to give a clear response in Question Period.
“Government needs to be clear about what they are trying to achieve with these policies,” said Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. - The B.C. Green caucus issued the following response to the release of the provincial budget.
“It is refreshing to see a provincial budget that puts people back at its centre, but there is still much work to be done to meet British Columbians’ expectations for the future,” said Weaver.Read more