April Newsletter

How time flies! BC is less than two weeks away from a general election on May 9th and this newsletter features a few resources to help you understand where the sitting political parties stand on the transition to a low-carbon economy and green jobs.

Green Jobs BC Candidates Meeting 2017

On April 13, Green Jobs BC hosted a Candidates Meeting at the main branch of Vancouver's Public Library.

Three candidates shared their vision for how BC will move forward on creating good, green jobs while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

In attendance:

  • George Heyman (BC NDP and Candidate Vancouver-Fairview)
  • Andrew Weaver (BC Green Party and Candidate Victoria-Oak Bay)
  • Andrew Wilkinson (BC Liberal Party and Candidate Vancouver-Quilchena)

The questions for the candidates focused on our four priority areas for green job growth in BC:

  1. Green Buildings
  2. Clean, Renewable Energy
  3. Public Transportation
  4. Sustainable Forestry

You can watch the video or listen to the audio record of this candidates meeting here on our You Tube Channel

Clean Growth and the 2017 B.C. Election

On April 20th, The Pembina Institute, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, and Clean Energy B.C. presented Clean Growth and the 2017 B.C. Election - a public forum about the clean economy and climate action with representatives of British Columbia’s three major political parties.

This webinar featured leading candidates from the B.C. Liberal Party, B.C. NDP, and B.C. Green Party, who shared their perspectives and took questions from a panel of industry and community leaders.

Click here to watch the discussion or read the summary.

BC Election 2017: Climate Action Counts

The Nelson–West Kootenay Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) has prepared a summary of major party platforms on climate action to help you better understand your choices. CCL is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on creating the political will for a livable planet.

Click here to read their analysis of the party’s positions.


On May 9th don’t forget to vote or vote today at an advance poll or District Electoral Office. Click here to find out more about where and when to vote at Elections B.C.


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