Media Release: May 18, 2016
Andrew Weaver – End of Session Recap
For Immediate Release
Victoria B.C. – Andrew Weaver, Leader of the B.C. Green Party and MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head has shown that BC politics needs BC Green voices.
“The past few months have shown that the B.C. Green Party can get things done,” says Weaver. “We are willing to work with whoever is in government to advance sound policy that benefits all British Columbians.”
Over the past four months the provincial government has adopted a number of ideas the BC Green Party Leader brought forward. Most significantly, the Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policies Act – the only private member’s bill passed by a government in decades. The government has also adopted his suggestions to close property tax loopholes and gather information on Vancouver’s housing market.
“I think it’s becoming increasingly clear that British Columbia needs more BC green voices in its legislature,” said Weaver. “There are issues that both the BC Liberals and the BC NDP would never discuss were it not for my office bringing them up. I do not think there would be any significant opposition to LNG, nor a bill protecting students in universities, were it not for the BC Greens.”
“As we move towards the 2017 election, the question I think British Columbians will be asking themselves is which party is getting things done? The BC Greens have demonstrated that they will work hard in the best interests of B.C. as a whole. We will leave politics behind when there are opportunities to find solutions and common ground. This is the type of leadership we need in British Columbia.”
Mat Wright – Press Secretary, Andrew Weaver MLA
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