NDP-Green accord is promising news for B.C.’s clean growth futurePembina Institute reacts to announcement by John Horgan and Andrew Weaver

May 29, 2017

Andrew Weaver and John Horgan announce an agreement for a new NDP minority government supported by the Greens on May 29, 2017.

VANCOUVER / COAST SALISH TERRITORY — Josha MacNab, B.C. director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to today’s announcement by NDP Leader John Horgan and Green Leader Andrew Weaver of a four-year confidence and supply agreement:

“Today’s announcement of a NDP-Green accord is encouraging news for British Columbians who want to see a prosperous economy, thriving communities, and healthy families in tomorrow’s B.C. Through cooperation, John Horgan and Andrew Weaver have a historic opportunity to build a strong, future-proof, and inclusive B.C.

“In this election, British Columbians have asked for change. With our Vision for Clean Growth in B.C., we are calling on the next B.C. government to build a clean growth economy in accordance with five key priorities: build a strong clean tech sector, position B.C. to be competitive in the changing global economy, make clean choices more affordable, stand up for healthy and safe communities, and grow sustainable resource sector jobs.

“The new government must reverse the trend of inadequate clean growth policies that we saw under the B.C. Liberals’ watch. We’re pleased that both the NDP and Greens promised to address B.C.’s rising carbon pollution and build a strong and resilient economy. Raising the level of ambition of climate action in B.C. is imperative for the province to secure economic prosperity, protect our families and communities, and do its part in reducing Canada’s carbon pollution.

“We look forward to seeing further details in the four-year confidence and supply agreement, when it’s released tomorrow.”


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Stephen Hui
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The Pembina Institute is a non-profit think-tank that advocates for strong, effective policies to support Canada’s clean energy transition. We have offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, and Toronto. Learn more: www.pembina.org


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