Health

B.C. Greens call for improved access to reproductive healthcare services

VICTORIA, B.C. – Sonia Furstenau, leader of the B.C. Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley is calling on the BC NDP to immediately invest in improving access to abortion and other reproductive healthcare services across the province.

Furstenau urges government to prioritize family doctor shortage before crisis worsens

WHISTLER B.C. – B.C. Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau today outlined several short- and long-term steps the Province should take to address the family doctor crisis. Calling out the B.C. NDP government for its failure to act with urgency, Furstenau emphasized that the Province has the necessary tools to begin a rapid shift in the delivery of primary care.

B.C. Greens call for free contraception

VICTORIA, B.C. – Budget 2022 prides itself on moving forward to build a stronger B.C., but failed to deliver on free universal prescription contraception for all British Columbians, a promise made by the BC NDP in 2020.

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.

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