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Election 2017 – Green Party Announce Their Platform

Vancouver – On Monday, Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, released the B.C. Green Party’s full election platform.

“Our platform highlights the fundamental differences between us and the other parties,” said Weaver. “Both the B.C. Liberals and the B.C. NDP are more focussed on advancing short term election strategies than they are on advancing a vision for the province. Our platform offers an ambitious plan to position British Columbia for success at the forefront of the emerging economy, through promoting sustainable business development and innovation, making historic investments in education, and modernizing income security.

“A B.C. Green government will ensure that people have the knowledge, skills and abilities to seize opportunities in the 21st century economy. We will ensure that the benefits of a strong economy flow to everyone.

“The B.C. Greens have a vision for British Columbia where government puts people’s interests first. We are putting forward a vision where policies are based on principles and evidence.”

Highlights of the B.C. Green Party platform include:

  • New economy: Positioning B.C. to succeed on the forefront of the emerging economy through investments in innovation and sustainable business development.

  • Lifelong learning: Making historic investments into education, providing free early childhood education and daycare; investing in public education and supporting post-secondary students.

  • Income security: Modernizing income security for the new economy, through moving towards livable incomes, raising social assistance rates and piloting basic income.

  • Climate action: Taking strong action to tackle climate change and reach our carbon emissions targets.

  • Affordable homes: Targeting speculation in our real estate market and investing in increasing the supply of affordable homes.

Download full platform here.

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