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ADAM OLSEN -- The BC Greens will announce our new leader on Monday, marking the end of my time as interim leader and the beginning of a new chapter for our party

 

The BC Greens will announce our new leader on Monday, marking the end of my time as interim leader and the beginning of a new chapter for our party. 

Before I pass on the torch to our new leader, I wanted to share some final thoughts as interim leader in the video below. I'm excited to see a future in reach, led by the BC Greens.

Monday begins a new chapter for our party as we announce the new BC Greens leader. Whoever it is will have important work to do. It’s a critical time to step in as leader of the party.

We must continue to build off our success of the past three years as we’ve shown British Columbians how the BC Greens are necessary voices in this and future parliaments. 

Government faces a challenging road ahead ensuring British Columbians have a job, a living wage and a roof over their head; ensuring entrepreneurs, small business owners who help create our vibrant towns and cities, are supported through this global pandemic.

The BC Greens need to be at the table fighting for long-awaited social justice for marginalized communities. Just like we did to ensure the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act didn’t fall by the wayside.

And as we see wildfires burning all around us, we understand now more than ever how crucial it is to have BC Greens expressing the urgency needed in the fight against the climate crisis. CleanBC got us 75 percent of the way to our targets but now is not the time for a victory lap. We’re just getting started. 

2020 has shown us that these are not just the priorities of our party, but they’re the priorities for all British Columbians. We know we must put people’s health and well-being first.

As we elect a new leader, the BC Greens membership has never been higher, and we have the highest number of registered voters of any BC Green leadership contest. We have a lot more work to do before we see the results we want in our province. We all have a lot more work to do before we see the results we want in our province.

Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me during my time as interim leader to make suggestions, share input, or express gratitude for our work. 

It’s been a pleasure to serve once again as interim leader for the BC Greens, and I look forward to Monday’s announcement. Hych'ka siem.

As a final reminder, if you haven’t yet voted, make sure you vote for the next leader before 11:59 PM tomorrow.

Thank you

Adam Olsen (he/him)
Interim Leader (for now),
MLA for Saanich North and the Islands
BC Green Party

 

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If you still can't find the email with your voting credentials, please contact us at votinghelp@bcgreens.ca or 1-888-473-3686.

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