Governance

Mike Davis endorses Adam Olsen

Mike Davis endorses Adam Olsen

I endorse Adam Olsen because I trust him to do his best to defend the environment and all species that inhabit our world.Mike DavisLong time friendSidney, BC [siteorigin_widget class="Jetpack_Subscriptions_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget]

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Susan Simosko endorses Adam Olsen

Susan Simosko endorses Adam Olsen

As a long-time Sidney business owner and the immediate past president of the Sidney Business Improvement Area Society, I am continually impressed with Adam’s commitment to our community and his dedication to making sure things get done!He is a true steward, not just of our environment, but of the needs and interests of the people who live, work...

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Hunter Lastiwka endorses Adam Olsen

Hunter Lastiwka endorses Adam Olsen

Adam Olsen has proven to be one of the strongest leaders for Saanich North and the Islands ever. This is due to the genuine connection he develops with all residents. Beginning when I was only 15 years old, Adam has included my opinion in conversations that affect our riding and province.He has consistently proven to me that every voice does...

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Chief Tanya Jimmy endorses Adam Olsen

Chief Tanya Jimmy endorses Adam Olsen

I am a proud WSANEC woman from Tseycum First Nation. I am pleased to endorse Adam Olsen, my WSANEC relative from Tsartlip, in his bid to be re-elected as the MLA for Saanich North and the Islands.Adam has worked hard for this place and I know he will continue to work hard. Please remember to vote on October 24th and let’s re-elect Adam...

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Mark Aston endorses Adam Olsen

Mark Aston endorses Adam Olsen

I first met Adam several years ago at the Salt Spring Film Festival, where we shared a table at lunch. This was before Adam first ran as an MLA for the BC Green Party. At the time he seemed to me to be a person of integrity who not only had interesting ideas on how to solve some of society’s problems and challenges, but also someone who actively...

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Briony Penn endorses Adam Olsen

Briony Penn endorses Adam Olsen

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE8Fi8FShBo[/embedyt] My name is Briony Penn, I'm a writer and a community organizer and I am voting for Adam Olsen again, as an MLA for Saanich and the Gulf Islands because he is so accessible and you can take any issue to Adam from local issues to reconciliation to climate change and he'll give you an...

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Meredith Boyd endorses Adam Olsen

Meredith Boyd endorses Adam Olsen

Adam is very passionate about the Salish Sea. He has a deep connection and cares deeply about the place where we live and the people who live here.I really appreciate his work on the UNDRIP Act, because it is a critical issue right now and I feel he has taken the action and initiative needed to make something as big as this Act happen.It is also...

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Dan Jason endorses Adam Olsen

Dan Jason endorses Adam Olsen

Adam is a tireless worker on our behalf, and on behalf of all the livingness of British Columbia.  I am so happy and grateful to have him as our representative. He has made a practice of regularly speaking and listening with us, both on Salt Spring and throughout the islands.  He takes our unique views into account.  With Adam as our...

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Philbrook family endorses Adam Olsen

Philbrook family endorses Adam Olsen

For our family, Adam Olsen is a candidate that makes sense. If you have a chance to meet Adam, you will feel his sincerity as someone that actually listens to understand and not just say what he thinks you want to hear.You will recognize his dedication to the issues our community faces. And you will recognize his confidence as the voice for his...

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Annette Witteman endorses Adam Olsen

Annette Witteman endorses Adam Olsen

I am honoured to endorse Adam Olsen, BC Green incumbent candidate for Saanich North and the Islands riding for the upcoming Provincial election this October the 24th.Since my first meeting with Adam Olsen on a milk run ferry trip four or more years ago, I was swept up by his passion for this place where we live-his ancestral home as a member of...

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Curt Firestone endorses Adam Olsen

Curt Firestone endorses Adam Olsen

I have lived in Canada for 13 years and this is the first time I have experienced a snap election.  From September 21 when the NDP called the election until Election Day is less than five weeks.  In that four week, five day time period, BC Elections must organize the elections, acquire polling places, hold advance polls, find and appoint staff...

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Digital connections for all British Columbians

Digital connections for all British Columbians

Just as roads with power and telephone lines strung down the side were transformative for people and communities, the next evolution will be a robust digital grid connecting the Southern Gulf Islands and British Columbians in every community. Let’s use the opportunity of the current circumstances to develop our digital infrastructure.We have all...

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Vigil for Overdose Awareness Day

Vigil for Overdose Awareness Day

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPG_2NjSBDI[/embedyt] Monday August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. Long before the Covid-19 pandemic British Columbia was dealing with another public health emergency - overdoses and poisonings from toxic illicit street drugs. Since 2016 more than 5500 British Columbians - our friends,...

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Column: Ferries are our marine highway, a provincial concern

Column: Ferries are our marine highway, a provincial concern

The provincial government is responsible for the provincial transportation network including our ferry system, the critical service connecting coastal communities. That is why the BC Greens advocate for BC Ferries to be brought back into government.The ferries system connects us to our homes, our businesses and our communities. They are critical...

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Animal conservation should protect animals not kill them

Animal conservation should protect animals not kill them

The wildlife act should protect animals in British Columbia. Far too often incidents involving the conservation service end with the death of animals. For example many incidents we hear about involving bears could have been avoided all together if there was a much greater focus on preventing human/animal interactions by enforcing wildlife laws...

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The ongoing tragedy of the disappearing salmon

The ongoing tragedy of the disappearing salmon

If you have been following my blog then you might feel this post is just recycling old content. Unfortunately, I am not. The bad news for the wild Pacific salmon is getting worse.This week a CBC reporter asked me to respond to the fact that the Pacific Salmon Commission has downgraded the 2020 Fraser River sockeye salmon forecast from 941,000 to...

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Budget Estimates: Finance

Budget Estimates: Finance

My work in budget estimates wrapped up with questions to Hon. Carole James (Minister of Finance).My B.C. Green Caucus colleague Sonia Furstenau canvassed issues relating to COVID-19. In the time I had allotted to me I asked about the decision to delay the 2020 scheduled increase of the carbon tax and if September 30th is still the target date...

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Budget Estimates: Public Safety & Solicitor General

Budget Estimates: Public Safety & Solicitor General

This coming fall the Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act will be convening to look at the decades old British Columbia Police Act. This is important work and I am thankful to be able to participate on this special committee.In this session of budget estimates I ask Minister Mike Farnworth about a few policing issues including...

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Budget Estimates: Health

Budget Estimates: Health

In this round of budget estimates I had a brief opportunity to inquire with the Minister of Health, Hon. Adrian Dix, about an on-going healthcare challenge on the Saanich Peninsula and across the province - a lack of access to primary care or as many know it, a shortage of family doctors. Since the 2017 election the provincial government has been...

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It’s long past time for a new fiscal framework for communities

It’s long past time for a new fiscal framework for communities

The wellbeing of our communities is threatened and solutions have been in front of provincial politicians for a long time. We must modernize local government legislation in British Columbia and provide local elected leaders access to the fiscal tools they need to build resilient communities. This is now even more urgently required as COVID-19 has...

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