Adam Olsen MLA for Saanich North and the Islands.

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Adam Olsen is the MLA for Saanich North and the Islands. He was first elected in 2017 and is a member of the BC Green Caucus.

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Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly for Saanich North and the Islands.

Passionate community advocate Adam Olsen, is the MLA for Saanich North and the Islands (BC Green Caucus). A proud member of the Tsartlip village of the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation, Adam Olsen is a father to Silas and Ella and husband to Emily. With over two decades in the service and communications sectors, Adam Olsen has gained valuable experience in building relationships, connecting people, solving problems, and finding solutions.



As the Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia for Saanich North and the Islands, Adam Olsen is committed to developing ways for his constituents to stay up to date and informed on what he is doing as your representative.

Questioning government communications on COVID-19

The provincial government response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been very challenging. One of the most difficult aspects has been communicating information to the public for a prolonged period of time. In the first wave of the pandemic...

QEN,T TŦEN SĆÁLEĆE (You look after your relatives)

In my two minute statement I spoke to a critical teaching from my home territory W̱SÁNEĆ about the importance of looking after each other, all species as if they are our relatives. [Transcript] There is an important teaching in W̱SÁNEĆ. We...

BC NDP won’t protect old-growth in Fairy Creek

I continue to ask the BC NDP government about their willingness to follow the recommendations of their own panel to "defer development in old forests where ecosystems are at very high and near-term risk of irreversible biodiversity loss,"...

Territorial acknowledgements cannot be just hollow words

In this two minute Statement I reflect on the culture of territorial acknowledgements that is now become common practice in the British Columbia legislature. These acknowledgements lack meaning when they are not followed with the concrete...

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