Andrew Weaver welcomed the results of the first quarterly report, released today.
“The first quarterly report shows that B.C. continues to be on strong economic footing”, said Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party.
“So far in its term, this government has shown a willingness to tackle the financial problems it inherited, such as at ICBC and BC Hydro, while beginning to act on joint commitments outlined in our Confidence and Supply Agreement (CASA).
“Key parts of this government’s economic agenda came from CASA, including the focus on innovation in creating a diversified 21st century economy. Key B.C. Green initiatives embedded in CASA included establishing the Emerging Economy Task Force, which will advise government on how to respond to the changing nature of business over the next 10-25 years, and the Innovation Commissioner, who is advocating for our emerging tech sector.
“Going forward, government needs to continue to nurture the diversification of our economy, in order to create prosperity for British Columbians as the climate changes and the global economy shifts. The forthcoming clean growth strategy is a key means to accomplish this outcome.”
Sarah Miller, Acting Press Secretary
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