[MEDIA STATEMENT] B.C. Green Party on B.C. province's apology to Tsilhqot’in

​Thurs. Oct. 23, 2014
For immediate release

VICTORIA, B.C. – The British Columbia Green Party welcomes the apology offered by Premier Christy Clark on behalf of all British Columbians to the Tsilhqot’in for the wrongful hanging of their chiefs 150 years ago.

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[MEDIA STATEMENT] BC Green Party – Shootings in Ottawa

​Oct. 22, 2014
For immediate release

VICTORIA, B.C. – BC Green Party Interim Leader Adam Olsen has issued the following statement regarding the tragic shootings that occurred on Parliament Hill in Ottawa earlier today:

"On behalf of the BC Green Party, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the Canadian Armed Forces officer from Hamilton who lost his life today while on duty at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. We also hold those who were injured on Parliament Hill in these attacks in our thoughts and prayers. Finally, I would like to express our gratitude for the courageous service of the security personnel and first responders in this tragic situation."

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[MEDIA RELEASE] B.C. Green Party deeply concerned for provincial economy

VICTORIA, B.C. –Today’s Throne Speech by the B.C. government reiterated a reckless and narrow view of our province’s potential for economic growth and leadership. It expressed a vision for growth exclusively tied to one industry, liquefied natural gas (“LNG”), and a definition of decline related to all other industries. The B.C. Green Party expresses serious concerns over the notion of basing our future prosperity on a single industry, let alone one that is unproven in our province.

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Greens make gains in Canada and worldwide

In recent elections here in Canada and around the world, Green parties have either held their ground or made significant gains.

In Sweden, Greens retained all of seats and have formed a coalition govern with the Social Democrats. Sweden now has its very first Green cabinet ministers, with Greens heading up the ministries of the Environment and Education, as well as controlling Sweden's overseas aid agency Sida and the consumer affairs ministry. Read more here.

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Address of the Leader of the BC Green Party to the Union of BC Municipalities

Greetings

After many years sitting in the audience at UBCM as a Councillor from the District of Central Saanich, I am both honoured and humbled to be standing on this stage presenting to you today as the Leader of the BC Green Party.

As I only have five minutes of your time and want to be respectful of this opportunity and your time for lunch, I just want to say that I echo the greetings and the sentiments of my colleague John Horgan in thanking the executive, staff and members of the UBCM.

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