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Furstenau responds to provincial health officer recommendation to expand safer supply

VICTORIA, B.C. - Sonia Furstenau, leader of the BC Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley, has issued the following statement in response to Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry’s latest recommendations on expanding safer supply in B.C. to prevent overdoses and save lives:

“These recommendations align with the 2022 all-party Health Committee report, which declared unanimous support for safer supply.

Water use regulations should prioritize people, not oil and gas companies

VICTORIA, B.C. - As British Columbia faces scorching heat, drought, and wildfire evacuations, the demand for water conservation and corporate accountability intensifies. BC Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau is calling on the BC NDP to raise fees on companies using billions of litres of fresh water in fracking operations, prioritizing this scarce resource for physical, food, and economic security.

Furstenau calls on BC NDP MLAs to forgo fossil fuel lobbying jobs, halt LNG expansion pending audit of government briefings

Lək̓ʷəŋən Territory / VICTORIA, BC - Sonia Furstenau, leader of the B.C. Greens, is calling on the BC NDP to halt all LNG expansion and for all BC NDP MLAs and MLA candidates to pledge to forgo future lobbying work in the fossil fuel industry, following explosive allegations of lobbying misconduct by a former BC NDP government staffer. 

BC Green MLA Adam Olsen Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election in 2024, Will Serve as BC Green Party Campaign Chair

Lək̓ʷəŋən Territory / Victoria, BC – Today, Adam Olsen (SȾHENEP), BC Green Party Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Saanich North and the Islands, announced that this past term will be his final as he will not run in the 2024 provincial election. Mr. Olsen will join the BC Green Party campaign as the new Campaign Chair. 

B.C. Greens Sound Alarm on Comox Valley Drought Crisis, Offer Sustainable Solutions

K'ÓMOKS FIRST NATION TERRITORY / COMOX VALLEY, B.C. – Arzeena Hamir, the party's candidate for Courtenay-Comox, held a press conference today to address the escalating drought situation in the Comox Valley and outline the B.C. Green Party’s proposed solutions.

"The Comox Valley is facing a severe water crisis that threatens the region's agriculture, ecosystems, and way of life," said Furstenau. "With below-average rainfall, diminishing snowpack, and the potential loss of glaciers, urgent action is needed to ensure water security for farmers, residents, and the environment."

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