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Furstenau: BC NDP sends mixed messages about COVID-19

VICTORIA, B.C. – Today, the Minister of Health, Provincial Health Officer, and executive lead for BC's COVID-19 immunization plan announced plans for the fall booster program. Sonia Furstenau, leader of the BC Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley, has issued the following statement:

“The government has a responsibility to inform, educate and support the public. The BC NDP has failed in its responsibility by sending mixed messages about the risks and impacts of COVID-19, telling the public that COVID-19 is a ‘mild disease’ and that ‘we are emerging from the pandemic.’

Furstenau: Back to school safety measures

VICTORIA, B.C. – In response to the updated guidance on aerosol transmission of COVID-19 in health-care settings from the BC Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), Sonia Furstenau, leader of the B.C. Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley, has issued the following statement: 

“The role of the provincial government and public health is to reduce illness and protect people’s wellbeing. On August 29th, the PHSA published updated guidance for health-care providers that emphasizes risk from aerosol transmission of COVID-19. This is a significant and overdue update to their clinical guidance. The BCNDP government must immediately apply these guidelines in schools, universities, and public settings to mitigate unnecessary illness from COVID-19.

B.C. in surplus; NDP yet to deliver on affordability promises

VICTORIA, B.C. – Today, the Minister of Finance announced B.C. ended its 2021-22 fiscal year with a $1.3-billion surplus.

B.C. Green Caucus: Old growth logging continues despite government's promise of deferrals

VICTORIA, B.C. – In response to a Stand.Earth report finding ongoing logging in old growth deferral areas, the B.C. Green Caucus has issued the following statement:

Temporary financial relief for family doctors appreciated, but long-term solutions needed now

VICTORIA, B.C. –  Today, the Minister of Health announced $118 million in temporary overhead relief funding for family physicians and their patients. The B.C. Green Caucus has issued the following statement: 

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