BC Voters Elect Their First Green MLA

VICTORIA, BC – Green Leader Elizabeth May reacted to BC election results tonight before leaving Victoria for Ottawa.

“I want to congratulate Green candidate Andrew Weaver for his win tonight. Andrew is the first Green ever elected in a provincial legislature in Canada,” said Elizabeth May, Green Party of Canada Leader and MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands.

“I know exactly how Andrew is feeling tonight: a mix of pure joy, exhaustion, and the sudden realization of the historical role he will hold as the first ever Green MLA in British Columbia. I am so happy for him and his constituents in Oak Bay–Gordon Head,” said May.

“I also want to praise Adam Olsen on his very strong showing in Saanich North & the Islands. Leader Jane Sterk and all BC Green candidates should be commended for their inspiring effort. For the Green movement in Canada, tonight’s results are elevating,” concluded May.


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