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Furstenau: Clarity, not confusion needed from BC NDP on COVID-19

VICTORIA, B.C. – Sonia Furstenau, leader of the B.C. Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley has issued the following statement: 

“Two years into this pandemic, British Columbians should expect clarity and transparency when it comes to decisions and guidance from this government. Instead, it is becoming more and more difficult to understand what informs decision-making in B.C. when it comes to COVID-19. Hospitals and health care services are struggling, health care workers are burning out, and patients’ needs are not being met, and testing and tracing have collapsed.

B.C. Green Party surpasses $1 million fundraising goal in 2021

VICTORIA B.C. – The B.C. Green Party announced today that it surpassed its $1 million fundraising goal for 2021 by nearly 10%, raising a total of $1.093 million. This is the first time the party has received over $1 million in a non-election year. 

Furstenau: Illicit drug poisonings continue to rise; urgent need for action

VICTORIA, B.C. – The latest BC Coroner Services report reveals more than six people died each day from suspected illicit drug poisonings during the month of October, 2021. Sonia Furstenau, leader of the BC Green Party and MLA for Cowichan Valley has issued the following statement: 

Government transparency and housing main focus of B.C. Green Caucus during fall session

VICTORIA, B.C. – Over the recent six-week fall session the B.C. Green Caucus advocated strongly for environmental protection, social equity, and brought forward solutions to social and economic issues facing the Province while raising concerns about the government’s worsening record on transparency and democratic accountability. 

Move to 5 days paid sick leave not enough to bring B.C. in line with OECD standard

VICTORIA, B.C. - Today, the province announced a permanent 5-day paid sick leave program for all workers covered by the Employment Standards Act.

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