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Furstenau to introduce new bill tightening social work regulations in B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C. - Today, Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the BC Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley, will introduce the Social Workers Amendment Act, 2024 to raise professional standards and enhance public safety. This bill updates the existing Social Workers Act to improve oversight and accountability in British Columbia’s social work sector.

BC Greens reintroduce bill to remove FOI fees

VICTORIA, B.C. - Today, Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands reintroduced legislation to strengthen freedom of information in British Columbia. The proposed amendments to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Personal Privacy Act include the elimination of the BC NDP’s $10 fee for FOI requests.

B.C. Greens champion local voices with new candidate in Juan de Fuca-Malahat

Lək̓ʷəŋən [Lekwungen] Territory / Victoria B.C. – The B.C. Green Party has announced the candidacy of David Evans for the upcoming provincial election in the Juan de Fuca-Malahat riding.

"I am thrilled to welcome David to our distinguished slate of candidates for 2024," said Sonia Furstenau, leader of the B.C. Green Party. "David’s dedication to his community and forward-thinking leadership qualities exemplify the kind of visionary candidates representing the party."

Sonia Furstenau calls on all parties to defend reproductive healthcare

VICTORIA, B.C. - Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the BC Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley, is calling on all provincial party leaders to immediately affirm support for reproductive rights in British Columbia. This comes in response to growing concerns about potential federal encroachments on abortion access.

"As a province, we must stand together in support of women’s healthcare, including access to all forms of reproductive care," said Furstenau. "At this critical moment, as we witness disturbing restrictions to abortion access in the United States, it's essential that David Eby, Kevin Falcon, and John Rustad take a clear stand. With regressive developments at the federal level, we must strengthen our support for reproductive healthcare.

MLA Adam Olsen celebrates milestone in B.C. reconciliation efforts with release of Reconciliation Action Plan

VICTORIA, B.C. - Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands and member of Tsartlip First Nation welcomes the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia’s release of its first Reconciliation Action Plan.

"It's been a remarkable period serving as an MLA in British Columbia since 2017. I raise my hands to the hereditary and elected chiefs, especially Chief Don Tom, and the leaders represented in the First Nations Leadership Council. 

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