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Five year anniversary of declaration of the overdose crisis marked by record number of deaths from toxic drug supply

VICTORIA, B.C. – B.C. marks a somber fifth year since the public health emergency was declared in response to rising death rates related to illicit drugs. Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the B.C. Green Party and MLA for Cowichan Valley has issued the following statement: 

Not enough done to address drug toxicity crisis; Immediate long-term plan needed

VICTORIA, B.C. - Last year 1,716 people died of illicit drug overdoses in B.C., ending 2020 as the deadliest year for overdoses in the province. Sonia Furstenau, leader of the B.C. Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley, says an immediate, evidence based, integrated, and regulated plan is needed.

Furstenau statement on new COVID-19 figures and orders

VICTORIA B.C. – Sonia Furstenau released the following statement on the new COVID-19 figures and provincial health order. 

Furstenau releases B.C. Green plan to integrate mental healthcare into our public healthcare system

VICTORIA B.C. – Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the B.C. Greens, released the party’s plan for mental health. The plan would invest $1 billion to incorporate mental health services under MSP.

B.C. Greens: It's time to shift away from private contracting of long-term care

Saanich B.C. – B.C. Green Leader Sonia Furstenau today announced the BC Greens commitment to begin to shift away from a for-profit care model into one that supports and prioritizes the expansion of a high-quality and accessible public seniors care system in B.C. She was joined in Saanich by Adam Olsen, BC Green Candidate for Saanich North and Islands for the announcement.

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