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Jonah Timms announced as B.C. Greens candidate for Fraser-Nicola

VICTORIA B.C. – The B.C. Green Party announced Jonah Timms as their candidate for Fraser-Nicola today. Leader Sonia Furstenau expressed her excitement for the party’s slate of candidates ahead of the 2024 provincial election.

“I am so excited to welcome Jonah Timms to the B.C. Green team as our candidate for Fraser-Nicola”, said Furstenau. “Jonah has a wealth of experience in conservation advocacy and emergency response policy that will be invaluable to the party. He has focused much of his career on ensuring all voices are heard in policy decisions, such as organizing efforts between First Nations, British Columbia, and Canada during the Big Bar Landslide emergency. He helped form a committee where all three sit together as equals, and has continued that legacy in his work with the Ministry of Forests. This kind of collaborative thinking is crucial for the future of B.C., and I can’t think of anyone better to serve the people of this riding as MLA.”

B.C. Greens announce Arzeena Hamir as candidate for Courtenay-Comox

VICTORIA B.C. – The B.C. Green Party is pleased to announce the nomination of Arzeena Hamir as the candidate for the Courtenay-Comox riding. Leader Sonia Furstenau enthusiastically welcomed Hamir to the team ahead of a community event taking place on Friday in Courtenay.

"We are thrilled to have Arzeena as our candidate for Courtenay-Comox,” said Furstenau. “Arzeena has been a dedicated community leader for decades, and her passion for positive change is evident in her extensive contributions as an organic farmer, as well as her work with Young Agrarians, Comox Valley Community Health Network, and many more community boards. She will be an exceptional representative for the people of Courtenay-Comox and a powerful advocate for B.C. Green values. "

B.C. Greens applaud new Nature Agreement

VICTORIA, B.C. - Today, the First Nations Leadership Council, federal government and the province announced $1 billion to protect and conserve biodiversity, habitats and species at risk in British Columbia. Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the B.C. Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley has issued the following statement:

“Conservation financing is an essential step to making the necessary transformation of how land and resources are stewarded in B.C. Along with this important investment, the BC NDP needs to finally introduce legislation that will provide legal protections to species at risk and biodiversity in B.C. With more than 1800 species at risk of extinction in the province, we cannot afford any further delays.

B.C. Greens call for year-round extreme weather shelter support

VICTORIA, B.C. -  As British Columbia experiences its first snow falls across the province and thousands face power outages from strong winds and heavy rain, the pressing need for permanent warming shelters and year-round support for marginalized British Columbias is evident. The BC Green Caucus is calling on the BC NDP to provide funding for year-round shelter support. 

In what’s become an all-too-familiar trend, extreme weather shelters continue to scramble at the last minute, often delaying their openings until specific temperature thresholds are met. This ad-hoc approach not only disrupts the lives of those seeking shelter but also presents significant challenges to providing consistent and accessible support.


B.C. Greens challenge Bill 34, call for evidence-based approach to public safety

VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Green Caucus is calling into question the intended goals of Bill 34, Restricting Public Consumption of Illegal Substances Act. The Bill, in its current form, targets poverty and homelessness without providing evidence-based support for individuals struggling with housing insecurity, substance use, and addiction. Safety isn't selective, everyone in B.C. deserves security.

“If we want to achieve a true sense of public safety, we cannot adopt an 'out of sight, out of mind' approach. British Columbia is capable of implementing evidence-based solutions, and must do so immediately,” said Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the B.C. Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley. “Until these necessary and evidence-based services are in place - safe consumption sites, funding for communities to help their residents with housing and living support, and support for regulated treatment centres - the B.C. Greens cannot support this Bill.

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