Weaver acclaimed B.C. Green Party leader

Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA was the only person seeking the party’s nomination

  • Dec. 9, 2015 3:00 p.m.

Andrew Weaver has been acclaimed as the leader of the B.C. Green Party.

The Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA was the only person seeking the party’s nomination, earning unanimous endorsement from the Green Party’s provincial council.

“I am greatly humbled by the outpouring of support that I received over the course of this leadership process,” said Weaver.

“There is a lot of work to do in order to get ready for the 2017 election, but it has never been more clear that British Columbians are looking for something new. I am excited to introduce them to the B.C. Green Party.”

The party wanted to have a permanent leader in place for the upcoming Vancouver–Mount Pleasant and Coquitlam–Burke Mountain byelections. Adam Olsen has served as interim leader for the party since August 2013.

“The past two-and-a-half years have been a time of real growth for the B.C. Green Party,” said Olsen. “With 2017 on the horizon and a couple of byelections due to take place in early 2016, council felt it was important that we move forward.”

 

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