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One week until Fairy Creek deferral expires; B.C. Greens call for action

VICTORIA B.C. – B.C. Green candidate for Langford-Juan de Fuca Camille Currie is raising serious concerns about the fate of Fairy Creek in advance of the expiry of a deferral on logging introduced in 2021. Fairy Creek, the last unlogged old-growth valley on southern Vancouver Island (outside of parks), is located in Langford-Juan de Fuca where Currie’s by-election is taking place. The deferral expires one week from today on June 8th.

Furstenau, Gandhi and Currie statements on dire healthcare situation

VANCOUVER B.C. – In response to the unfolding crises in emergency rooms across the province, the B.C. Green Party released the following statements from leader Sonia Furstenau, deputy leader Dr. Sanjiv Gandhi, and Langford-Juan de Fuca candidate Camille Currie. Gandhi is a former Clinical Professor of Surgery at UBC School of Medicine and a former Chief of Pediatric Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at British Columbia Children’s Hospital; Currie is the founder and President of B.C. Health Care Matters.

Furstenau, candidates launch by-election campaigns

LANGFORD B.C. – B.C. Green Party leader Furstenau will join Langford-Juan de Fuca candidate Camille Currie in her Langford campaign office to participate in campaign activities this afternoon:

WHAT: Leader Sonia Furstenau and candidate Camille Currie in Langford-Juan de Fuca

WHEN: Today (May 27, 2023), 2:00 PM

WHERE: B.C. Green campaign office, 734 Goldstream Ave, Langford B.C.

Wendy Hayko nominated as candidate for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant

VANCOUVER B.C. – Members of the B.C. Green Party in Vancouver-Mount Pleasant have selected Wendy Hayko as the party’s candidate for the riding’s upcoming by-election. Wendy Hayko, an emergency management expert, received 70% of the vote, while Leona Brown, an Indigenous cultural facilitator, coordinator, consultant and advisor, received 26%, with 4% going to “None of the above”.

Hayko and Brown spent the last two weeks campaigning for the nomination, including participation in two meet and greets and an online debate.

B.C. Greens repeat call for Employer Health Tax reform

Victoria, B.C. – In response to the recent report by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, which highlights an estimated additional cost of $6.5 billion on B.C. businesses due to government taxes and programs, Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the B.C. Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley, is once again pushing for reform of the Employer Health Tax (EHT).

“As financial pressure on B.C. businesses continues to grow and our province faces multiple challenges, including rising inflation and labor shortages, small and medium-sized businesses are feeling the weight of these economic strains,” said Furstenau. "By reforming the EHT and alleviating the financial burden on small and medium-sized businesses, we can foster an environment of sustainability, innovation, and prosperity.”

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