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B.C. Greens call for government to invest in Youth Climate Corps

VICTORIA, B.C - The province’s task force on emergencies misses the mark. We need action, not just talk. One concrete step is a provincially-funded Youth Climate Corps (YCC). 

“Countless young people across the province are struggling to find meaningful employment that pays a living wage and contributes to the wellbeing of their communities, while at the same time communities lack the people needed to do the work that’s needed to mitigate and prepare for climate emergencies,” said Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the B.C. Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley. 

BC NDP fails to meet three-year deadline on Old Growth Strategic Review recommendations

VICTORIA, B.C. – On this third anniversary of the BC NDP’s pledge to implement all 14 recommendations from the 2020 Old Growth Strategic Review (OGSR), Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands and member of Tsartlip First Nation, has issued the following statement:

“During the 2020 election, the BC NDP promised to implement all 14 OGSR recommendations within three years. That timeline has come and passed without a single recommendation being completed. The BC Green Caucus, the only party consistently championing the protection of old growth in the legislature, demands accountability, transparency, and accelerated action from the province.

Dr. Sanjiv Gandhi announces MLA candidacy with the B.C. Green Party for Vancouver-Renfrew

VANCOUVER B.C. – Dr. Sanjiv Gandhi announced today that he has been nominated by the B.C. Green Party to run as the candidate in Vancouver-Renfrew for the next general election. Dr. Gandhi was joined by party leader Sonia Furstenau and Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May to make the announcement in Vancouver.

“I am so pleased to announce Dr. Gandhi as our candidate for the riding of Vancouver-Renfrew,” said Furstenau. “Sanjiv has lent his healthcare expertise and passion for people’s wellbeing to the party as our deputy leader over the last 8 months, and we are very lucky to now have him as a candidate for the next general election.”

Nourishing success: providing lunch for all students

VICTORIA, B.C. - As the school year kicks off, the B.C. Green Caucus is calling on the BC NDP to support a universal school food program that not only takes care of kids' well-being but also helps families save time and money.

"We've got a big hole in our social safety net without a school food program in B.C.," said Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the B.C. Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley. "By making it universal, we can make sure all kids get nutritious meals and make life more affordable for families."

Overdose Awareness Day: supporting those impacted by substance use

Today is Overdose Awareness Day, a day for us to raise awareness of the poisoned drug crisis, support everyone impacted by substance use, and remember those who have lost their lives to an overdose or poisoned drugs.

In 2016, BC declared the toxic drug crisis a public health emergency. Since then, over 12,000 lives have been lost. It is now the number one cause of death for those aged 10-59 in BC, killing more British Columbians than homicides, suicides, accidents and natural diseases combined

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