In the News

October 5, 2017

BC Greens must learn from campaign finance reform backlash, MLA says

“It’s important that we are clear from the outset what a piece of legislation is trying to accomplish. I think there is some learning, perhaps from the government but definitely from us. We have a responsibility, we will look at what we need to do in terms of how we communicate what is trying to be accomplished – we need to be fully transparent.” – Adam Olsen

October 3, 2017

Bill tightens lobbying rules for political insiders

“What’s most important is we get the rules tight and we get them to the point where we can be proud of them in British Columbia, and we’re not there yet so we’ll work towards that.” – Adam Olsen

October 1, 2017

BC NDP’s earmarking of funds for power-sharing agreement with Greens spurs Liberal criticism

“The success of this government is about communication and us working together. Rather than tearing this down, we should be celebrating it.” – Adam Olsen

September 28, 2017

Solving BC’s housing crisis will take courage, big moves

“The province we live in is in very serious trouble if people are feeling vulnerable in their homes. I’m going to be advocating government to take substantive action, but doing it in a controlled way so that we can understand what the implications are and what the impacts are.” – Adam Olsen

September 21, 2017

Cost estimate for proposed Stelly’s theatre coming soon

September 18, 2017

BC Government bans corporate and union donations

“The undue influence of special interests through our province’s lax campaign finance laws has led to cynicism and to people feeling like their voices are not heard.” – Adam Olsen

September 15, 2017

BC Government to review allegations of Port Mann overspending

“The allegations are troubling and British Columbians deserve answers on whether their money was misspent on this project.” – Adam Olsen.

September 11, 2017

Olsen pledges to help heal rift caused by Salt Spring Island vote

“We have a responsibility to help the community heal and I am focused on that. Now is not the time to turn our attention away from this important discussion about community governance but rather to continue it in a compassionate and productive way that respects the democratic decision of Salt Spring Islanders while seeking solutions to the very real governance challenges that exist on the Island and throughout the Southern Gulf Islands.” – Adam Olsen

September 6, 2017

George Massey Bridge construction halted as project is sent to independent review

“The project is not part of the Mayor’s Council 10 year plan for regional transportation. It is essential that such costly and major projects be planned in an integrated fashion in cooperation with municipal officials so that we can meet the transportation needs of British Columbians in the most efficient and cost-effective way.” – Adam Olsen

August 19, 2017

B.C. Greens gather in Sidney for party’s first convention since historic election

“I think there’s a sense we’ve got a job to do in Victoria. In the past, the Greens were putting out principled and really strong ideas, we were on the outside looking in. Over the last term, we had Andrew working in the legislature but now there’s three of us there.” – Adam Olsen

August 10, 2017

Government Action on Kinder Morgan

“It is time to change the relationship with First Nations in British Columbia and this new minority government has a chance to do things differently when it comes to working with First Nations on projects that impact their communities.” – Adam Olsen

July 28, 2017

Vancouver launches Ice Box Challenge to show benefits of high-performance buildings

“We often focus mainly on what the countertops are going to look like, or what the cabinets are going to look like, or what the siding is going to look like first, before we talk about what the insulation and the building envelope and the structure and the integrity of that structure… the structure is really the most important element of the home.” – Adam Olsen

July 25, 2017

Future of BC’s Grizzly Trophy Hunt Uncertain as Fall Hunt Approaches

July 23, 2017

BC NDP to press on with LNG support; Green allies remain opposed

“LNG is going in the wrong direction.” – Adam Olsen

Green MLA backs grizzly trophy hunt ban

“I look forward to moving policy forward that effectively ends trophy hunting of grizzly bears.” – Adam Olsen

July 20, 2017

First Nations Remind NDP about Election Promises 

“It’s important for us to sit down with Indigenous leadership and have a discussion about what consent means. No government can come up with an answer on its own.” – Adam Olsen

July 14, 2017

Saanich Peninsula mayors weigh in on government change next week