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B.C. Greens celebrate Kunming-Montreal Agreement and Call for Swift Action to Protect Biodiversity

The B.C. Green Caucus is celebrating the adoption of the Kunming-Montreal global biodiversity framework by the 15th Conference of the Parties at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) meeting in Montreal. This agreement once again highlights the need to take urgent action to prevent further biodiversity loss and put nature on a path to recovery.

Sonia Furstenau responds to inquiry into death of Traevon Desjarlais

VICTORIA, B.C. - In response to the BC Coroners Service inquiry into the death of Cree teenager Traevon Desjarlais, Sonia Furstenau, leader of the B.C. Green Party and MLA for Cowichan Valley has released the following statement:

“The suicide of Traveon Desjarlais is a profound tragedy, and the factors surrounding his death lay directly in the hands of this BC NDP government. 

B.C. Greens welcome Premier Eby’s new cabinet

VICTORIA, B.C. - In response to Premier Eby’s new cabinet, Sonia Furstenau, leader of the B.C. Green Party and MLA for Cowichan Valley has released the following statement:

“On behalf of the BC Green caucus, we offer congratulations to the new and returning ministers. There is a lot of work to be done and I am looking forward to working with them on behalf of British Columbians.”

BC Greens call for government to reduce pressure on children’s hospitals

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the B.C. Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley, is calling on the BC NDP government to improve the public health response to the current situation in BC’s pediatric wards.

“It is not clear what this government’s goals are when it comes to addressing the situation in children’s hospitals right now. In the past, ensuring hospitals were not overwhelmed was a clearly stated objective, but currently there is no direction about what we are trying to achieve. 

Furstenau: Immediate expansion of safe supply needed to save lives

VICTORIA, B.C. – Today, the BC Coroners Service reported that in October 179 people died from suspected drug poisonings in British Columbia. Sonia Furstenau, leader of the B.C. Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley, has issued the following statement: 

"Premier David Eby needs to make clear to British Columbians what he intends to do to address the toll of the illicit toxic drug supply. This government is currently not doing enough to reduce the harms caused by toxic drugs.

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