Health

B.C. Greens welcome Pharmacare investment

VICTORIA, B.C. - Sonia Furstenau, B.C. Green Party spokesperson for health, welcomed the government’s announcement that $105 million will be invested in Fair Pharmacare. The investment will eliminate or reduce deductibles for 240,000 B.C. families.

“The costs of prescription drugs prevents too many British Columbians from addressing treatable conditions, saddling them and our healthcare system with the effects of untreated illnesses down the road,” said Furstenau.

B.C. Green Caucus responds to government overdose emergency response plan

VICTORIA, B.C. - “The introduction of B.C.’s new Overdose Emergency Response Centre and five new regional response teams could not have come soon enough,” said Sonia Furstenau, MLA for Cowichan Valley, of today’s announcement.

B.C. Greens statement on new bargaining unit for paramedics and dispatchers to improve patient care

VICTORIA, B.C. - Sonia Furstenau, B.C. Green Party spokesperson for the Ministry of Health, welcomed the government’s establishment of a new bargaining unit for paramedics and dispatchers.

Weaver releases B.C. Green Party health platform

VICTORIA B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, released the party’s health platform today in Victoria. Weaver unveiled the platform at the campaign office of Dr. Chris Maxwell, B.C. Greens candidate for Victoria-Swan Lake.

B.C. Green Party calls on government to appoint judge to determine scope for independent inquiry into the health firings

Victoria, B.C. – The British Columbia Green Party is calling on the government to appoint a B.C. Supreme Court judge, retired or otherwise, to establish the scope for an independent inquiry into the 2012 Ministry of Health firings. As with others calling for an independent inquiry, the B.C. Green Party recognizes that there are still numerous unanswered questions that need to be addressed.

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