Weaver statement on B.C. Liberal bill to award official party status

June 26, 2017

VICTORIA B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Caucus, released the following statement today regarding the B.C. Liberal bill to grant it official party status:

“British Columbians are tired of these partisan games and attempted power plays,” Weaver said. “Today, the B.C. Liberals surprised us with a vote to award the B.C. Green Caucus official party status. Moments earlier I spoke with the media and made it clear that our Caucus will not debate legislation until the confidence of the house has been tested.

“The Premier has been clear that she wants to follow procedure and test confidence of the house. She has now had more than six weeks to do so and yet continues to delay. If she is serious about acting in the best interests of British Columbians, there is nothing stopping the B.C. Liberal caucus from voting to test confidence of the house immediately.

“The B.C. Green caucus has committed to act on principle, and will continue to do so going forward.”

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