VICTORIA, B.C. – Adam Olsen, B.C. Green Party spokesperson for transportation, released the following statement in response to Metro Vancouver’s final Mobility Pricing Study report. Olsen says statements by the Mayors’ that mobility pricing will be politically difficult underscore the need for provincial leadership on the issue.
“As our province grows, we need a strategy to help get people where they need to go efficiently and affordably,” said Olsen.Read more
B.C. Green Caucus statement on draft principles for B.C. Public Service on relationships with Indigenous peoples
VICTORIA, B.C. – Adam Olsen, B.C. Green Party spokesperson for Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation welcomed the government’s draft principles for the public service on relationships with Indigenous peoples. The shared support of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) calls to action and the Tsilhqot’in Supreme Court Decision is a foundational component of the Confidence and Supply Agreement (CASA) signed between the B.C. Greens and the B.C. NDP.
“I am pleased with the direction of this government on advancing relationships with Indigenous people in British Columbia,” said Olsen.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – B.C. Greens leader Andrew Weaver issued the following statement today on behalf of the B.C. Greens Caucus in recognition of Ramadan:
“I would like to extend my best wishes to Muslims across B.C. and around the world who are currently observing the holy month of Ramadan.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands, publicly released his Standing up for Wild Salmon report today outside the B.C. legislature. The report outlines the challenges facing B.C.’s wild salmon populations and highlights a proposed path forward, through the creation of a Wild Salmon Commissioner and supporting Wild Salmon Secretariat.
After making the initial pitch to the Premier in March, Olsen hosted representatives from a diverse range of fisheries backgrounds for a consultation forum where there was unanimous consensus on the need for a Wild Salmon Secretariat or Commissioner in B.C. Following his forum, Olsen presented their feedback to government along with a detailed proposal. Today’s public report is an extension of that work.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Green Party caucus is calling on the provincial government to take immediate action to stymie speculation on ALR land. The Caucus says the vote at Richmond council last night demonstrates why provincial action is needed.
“Mega mansions on ALR land are imperiling our food security, destroying agricultural land and driving up prices well beyond the reach of young farmers,” said Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party caucus, introduced legislation to enable B.C. businesses to incorporate as benefit companies. The legislation would establish a legal framework for companies pursuing social and environmental goals, rather than just profit.
“B.C. is home to incredibly innovative companies that want to play a bigger role in addressing the challenges and opportunities our province faces,” said Weaver.Read more
Weaver: Wildfire and flood report demonstrates need to prioritize adaptation and greenhouse gas reduction strategies
VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party caucus, says that the new report on the 2017 flood and wildfire response underscores the need for B.C. to meet our climate targets.
“Chief Chapman and Mr. Abbott have provided excellent recommendations for how the government can better support communities that are affected by wildfires and floods,” said Weaver.Read more
Andrew Weaver to introduce legislation to support companies that pursue social and environmental goals
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, announced today that he will introduce legislation that would enable B.C. companies to incorporate as benefit companies. The bill, which Weaver announced following a roundtable with business leaders in Vancouver, would amend the Business Corporations Act to allow companies that choose to incorporate as benefit companies to pursue social and environmental goals, rather than just profit.
“This legislation is an opportunity for B.C. to lead the country in supporting businesses that want to be a bigger part of developing innovative solutions to the challenges of the 21st century,” said Weaver.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – Adam Olsen, B.C. Green Party spokesperson for cannabis legalisation and agriculture, released the following statement regarding the government’s legislation that was introduced today.
“The health and safety of British Columbians must be the first priority as the province implements its non-medical cannabis regime,” said Olsen.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, issued the following response to the government’s court reference case.
“I am pleased to see the government is continuing to stand up for British Columbia,” said Weaver.Read more