Horgan And Weaver’s CASA Marks One Year Anniversary As Province Wrestles With Pipelines And Electoral Referendum


VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan and B.C. Green Caucus Leader Andrew Weaver marked their one-year anniversary of the Confidence and Supply Agreement (CASA), (aka, the silent power sharing agreement)at the Alacrity Foundation in Victoria this week.

The anniversary comes on the heels of the province wrestling with pipelines fallout and the impending electoral referendum to see if BC should have a more equitable electoral system than the First-Past-The-Post one preferred by all power-grabbing parties like the BC Liberals.

The leaders highlighted co-operation to put people first, and investment in clean tech, innovation and a resilient economy that creates good jobs for people in B.C. – now and into the future.

“When we agreed to CASA, we agreed to make democracy work for people and focus on solutions to the challenges facing British Columbians,” said Premier Horgan. “By working together, we’ve accomplished a lot to make life more affordable, improve the services people count on, and build a strong, sustainable economy that works for people. And we will keep working together, every day, to make life better for people in B.C.”

The Province recently announced support for the Alacrity Foundation to help clean tech companies expand. The support for Alacrity is part of the progress made on CASA commitments to advance innovation and technology, and the collaborative work on the climate action strategy that continues.

“Over the last year, we’ve shown the people of B.C. that co-operative government can lead to better, evidence-based policies that will set our province up for a bright future,” said Weaver. “Core elements of our economic platform are part of CASA. With the establishment of the Emerging Economy Task Force and the appointment of B.C.’s first innovation commissioner, the province will be better positioned to adapt and prosper in the changing economy of the 21st century.”

CASA commitments on climate action were emphasized by both leaders, as they stressed the importance of decisive action and ongoing work to ensure B.C. is a climate leader.

“Climate change affects everyone, and our shared future depends on making B.C. a climate leader with a strong economy that works better for people and the environment,” said Premier Horgan. “The previous government stalled climate action and failed to meet targets. We are working collaboratively towards a credible and effective climate strategy that creates opportunities for people. I’m excited about what we can achieve together.”

The Government of British Columbia recently introduced legislation to update the Province’s greenhouse gas reduction targets, setting the stage for a renewed climate action strategy to be released in the fall.