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B.C. Greens respond to B.C. NDP announcement on old-growth deferrals

VICTORIA, B.C. –  Today the B.C. NDP announced their intention to work on deferrals of old-growth logging.

More urgency needed on decriminalization

VICTORIA, B.C. – Today, the B.C. NDP announced the finalization of its submission to decriminalize personal drug possession in the province. Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the B.C. Green Party and MLA for Cowichan Valley, has issued the following statement: 

“Stigma makes people use alone and tragically, die alone. Decriminalization is an important step forward to change the way we treat people who use drugs and keep people alive; it is not about decriminalizing the drugs, but the people who use them. I applaud this government for taking this step.

B.C. Greens table legislation to ban conversion practices

VICTORIA, B.C. –.  Today the B.C. Greens will table legislation to ban conversion practices in British Columbia. The proposed legislation would restrict all attempts to change a person's sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression. 

“Everyone should be allowed to be exactly who they are,” said Sonia Furstenau, leader of the B.C. Green Party and MLA for Cowichan Valley. “Diverse sexualities, gender orientations, and gender expressions should be welcomed by all British Columbians. 

Government’s fossil fuel subsidies compromise CleanBC plan

VICTORIA, BC - Today, the B.C. NDP announced the Clean BC Roadmap to 2030, the province’s plan to meet the legislated 2030 emissions target.

“The NDP government’s commitment to fossil fuel subsidies are undermining B.C.’s ability to achieve this plan and be a climate leader,” said B.C. Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau, MLA for Cowichan Valley. 

BC NDP votes to let oil and gas producers off hook for site cleanup

VICTORIA, B.C. – Today, all BC NDP MLAs present voted in favour of exempting oil and gas permit holders from the requirement to clean up dormant well sites on time. The government caucus voted against removing Clause 32 of Bill 21, Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act (No. 2), that made changes to the Oil and Gas Activities Act.

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