THE B.C. Green Party said on Thursday that it is appalled to learn of hateful flyers being distributed targeting Morgane Oger, an out transgender candidate in Vancouver-False Creek.

“Transphobia and homophobia are issues that cross party lines,” said Nicola Spurling, candidate for Coquitlam-Maillardville and LGBTQ2+ advocate. “We need to come together, in a non-partisan way, to speak out about discrimination against marginalized people. We have trans people running for every major party in this province and that is a huge accomplishment, and something to be celebrated.”

“This is unacceptable in British Columbia and anywhere in the world,” added Andrew Weaver, Leader of the B.C. Green Party. “We must stand together against hatred towards transgender and gender variant people. The B.C. Green party holds the principles of nonviolence, respect for diversity and social justice at its core. Every major party in this province has transgender candidates on the ballot this election and that is something we should be proud of.”

The B.C. Green Party said it is committed to ensuring the reinstatement of the B.C. Human Rights Commission.