Media releases

Improvements welcome, but systemic change needed; Humanitarian crisis facing Indigenous children in government care

VICTORIA, B.C. – In response to new government protocols that will endeavour to provide consistent and reliable support for Indigenous children in care, Sonia Furstenau, MLA for Cowichan Valley released the following statement:

“Creating a protocol to ensure that the Province and First Nations work together in order to improve the outcomes of Indigenous children in care is a positive step, but it is vitally important that we recognize the harm that has been perpetrated on Indigenous families and communities by the child welfare system.      

PMB to protect survivors of violence comes into force

VICTORIA, B.C. - The Residential Tenancy Amendment Act, a private member’s bill introduced by the B.C. Green Party and passed with all party support in 2019, will come into force tomorrow, May 30th, 2020. 

BC Green Caucus welcomes investment in orphan well clean up; urges BC to build back better

VICTORIA, B.C. – B.C Green Party interim leader MLA Adam Olsen for Saanich-North and the Islands issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement by Minister Ralston on the Province’s plans to clean up orphan and inactive wells in British Columbia.

New reports provide critically important recommendations for building a more secure economy

VICTORIA, B.C. - The B.C. Green Caucus welcomes today’s release of the Emerging Economy Task Force report and the final report from Dr. Alan Winter, B.C.'s first Innovation Commissioner. Together these reports provide a roadmap for a cleaner and more prosperous future for B.C.

B.C. Green Caucus responds to Restart Plan with optimism

VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Green Caucus has issued the following statement in response to the Government’s Restart Plan for British Columbia.

“As we begin to navigate a new normal, we thank Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix for their leadership and guidance in how to reopen the economy safely. COVID-19 has changed everything. It shows just how fragile many of our systems are. It also shows our capacity to do what may have seemed unimaginable in order to protect the people we love and the communities we live in,” said B.C. Green Party interim leader Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich-North and the Islands.

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