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Adam Olsen

Candidate, BC Green Party

Adam Olsen was born in 1976 in Victoria, B.C. and was raised on the Tsartlip First Nation. He is a husband, father, entrepreneur and politician. Adam and his wife Emily are raising their two small children, Silas and Ella, on the same property where he grew up. Adam is the B.C. Greens candidate in Saanich North & the Islands and Spokesperson for Intergovernmental Relations.
Kinder Morgan Turned Its Pipeline Proposal Into

Kinder Morgan Turned Its Pipeline Proposal Into PR

Last week the B.C. Liberal government approved the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project. They have stated that Kinder Morgan has met their five conditions and have added 37 new conditions with their approval. From the National Energy Board hearings, to the recent to governmental approval, the process was problematic right from the start. It was nothing more than a public relations exercise.
01/18/2017 06:49 EST
Kinder Morgan Project Was Approved Using A Flawed

Kinder Morgan Project Was Approved Using A Flawed Process

I am profoundly disappointed with the federal government's approval of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion Project. As an intervenor in the National Energy Board (NEB) hearings, I witnessed first hand that the process was fundamentally flawed.
12/08/2016 11:46 EST
It's Time To Get Corporate And Union Donations Out Of B.C.

It's Time To Get Corporate And Union Donations Out Of B.C. Politics

When a corporation or union donates tens of thousands of dollars to a political party, you can bet that they are having an influence in what that party says or does. How else could they justify the investment? In our province, this is truly egregious but the B.C. Liberal government scoffs at anyone who suggests it needs to change.
12/02/2016 09:21 EST
I Support First Nations Economic Prosperity, But Not Ill-Conceived LNG

I Support First Nations Economic Prosperity, But Not Ill-Conceived LNG Deal

I wish the Malahat First Nation luck in developing economic capacity in their community, but I will not support LNG in the Saanich Inlet. Furthermore, I do not support the "sellout" of British Columbia by the B.C. Liberals or inability of the B.C. NDP to take a clear position as they search for whatever position appears to be politically popular.
08/24/2015 07:02 EDT
Dear Christy Clark, Re: Public

Dear Christy Clark, Re: Public Education

It is commendable that your government has balanced three consecutive provincial budgets, but British Columbians (and our children in particular) are hardly better off because of it.
03/18/2015 05:54 EDT
Namu, B.C.: The Province Needs To Do

Namu, B.C.: The Province Needs To Do More

For years British Columbians and Canadians have demanded that our governments do something about marine waste. The fish cannery in Namu, B.C. is the latest of many slow-moving environmental disasters.
01/14/2015 02:03 EST
Report Exposes Government Mismanagement Of B.C.

Report Exposes Government Mismanagement Of B.C. Ferries

The report is straight to the point -- a decade's worth of backward ferries policy is damaging the provincial economy. Frankly, for a government that is desperate for economic investment and job creation, their decisions are puzzling.
09/19/2014 02:35 EDT
Minister's Political Bafflegab On Aboriginal Cemetery Development Won't

Minister's Political Bafflegab On Aboriginal Cemetery Development Won't Work

This site is a well-documented archaeological site with many burial cairns. Today, the cairns are covered with plywood boxes to protect them from the construction. The boxes are spray painted with a happy face and loaded down with building debris, tools and scrap materials. This makes a mockery of the dead.
07/29/2014 03:20 EDT
Aboriginal Cemetery Development Controversy Reveals Double

Aboriginal Cemetery Development Controversy Reveals Double Standard

The situation on Grace Islet illustrates a bigger problem with aboriginal and non-aboriginal relationships in British Columbia and Canada. A fundamental inequity exists -- kick over a grave marker in Ross Bay Cemetery and there is public outrage; propose a house above First Nations burial cairns and, as long as you follow "due process," it's given the green-light.
06/26/2014 03:06 EDT
World Oceans Day Is Time To Reflect As Pipeline Decision

World Oceans Day Is Time To Reflect As Pipeline Decision Looms

With the federal government decision on the Northern Gateway pipeline looming, this year's World Oceans Day takes on even greater meaning for B.C. Anyone who has lived on our coast knows how important our oceans and our beaches are to our lifestyle, our economy and our identity as British Columbians.
06/08/2014 03:35 EDT
Town With Most To Gain Leads On Northern Gateway

Town With Most To Gain Leads On Northern Gateway Rejection

With a federal decision on Northern Gateway imminent, this vote in Kitimat sets the tone. If the Canadian government supports the project, Premier Christy Clark will be facing a challenge to similar to the one Kitimat's leadership stared down on Monday night.
04/16/2014 05:51 EDT
B.C. Food Security Threatened By ALC Bill

B.C. Food Security Threatened By ALC Bill 24

The government of B.C. has introduced Bill 24, the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) Amendment Act. Despite the lack of formal public consultation, we have an opportunity to make our voices heard before this bill gets passed.
04/05/2014 02:41 EDT
How Much B.C. Farmland Will Actually Be

How Much B.C. Farmland Will Actually Be Protected?

This current core review is not about the best interests of agriculture; rather it is about freeing thousands of hectares of agricultural land from the Agricultural Land Commission, opening once preserved lands to non-agricultural development opportunities, especially natural gas development.
01/29/2014 03:33 EST
Derelict Vessels Are Polluting The B.C.

Derelict Vessels Are Polluting The B.C. Coastline

The Northern Gateway and Kinder Morgan pipeline proposals plan to significantly increase heavy oil tankers to Asia and both governments have promised "world-class" oil spill response on land and in the water. British Columbians are skeptical about this commitment. Stories like the sinking tug near Squamish are regularly in and out of the media reminding folks that nothing has been done. There is nothing "world-class" about the provincial-federal response to marine-based environmental concerns in the past.
01/24/2014 05:24 EST
How To Repair BC Ferries' Fiscal

How To Repair BC Ferries' Fiscal Rudder

Nearly 20 per cent of British Columbians live on the coast, generating over 35 per cent of the revenue to the provincial coffers. Yet when compared to the billions of dollars of investments the provincial government has made in the Lower Mainland alone in recent years, BC Ferries are woefully underfunded. As a consequence, people, businesses and economies that rely on the ferry service suffer.
01/13/2014 01:50 EST