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Furstenau calls for a budget that saves lives

VICTORIA, B.C. – Ahead of the provincial roll-out of decriminalization of illicit drugs, Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the B.C. Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley, is calling on Premier Eby to ensure his budget funds equitable access to harm reduction, safe supply, and mental health and addictions services across BC.

Charlwood responds to Incomappleux Valley conservancy decision

NELSON B.C. – B.C. Green candidate Nicole Charlwood for Nelson-Creston issued the following statement following the creation of the Incomappleux Valley conservancy:

“I welcome the decision to protect the Incomappleux Valley here in the interior of BC. I want to express my gratitude to the Valhalla Wilderness Society for two decades of advocacy. “I am perplexed, however, why the B.C. NDP government didn’t simply declare this area a Class-A B.C. Park. That would provide the highest protection possible. The government's approach to the Incomappleux Valley conservancy sets a precedent for piecemeal buyouts and reflects the absence of a larger strategy to protect ecologically sensitive areas.

Furstenau appoints Dr. Sanjiv Gandhi as party’s second deputy leader

VANCOUVER B.C. – B.C. Green leader Sonia Furstenau announced today that she has appointed former B.C. Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Sanjiv Gandhi as the party’s second deputy leader. Dr. Gandhi joins fellow deputy leader Dr. Lisa Gunderson on the party’s leadership team. Dr. Gunderson is a clinical psychologist and anti-racism/equity consultant, as well as the party’s candidate for Oak Bay-Gordon Head for the next provincial election. 

Dr. Lisa Gunderson nominated as candidate for Oak Bay-Gordon Head

VICTORIA B.C. – B.C. Green leader Sonia Furstenau announced today that the party has nominated deputy leader Dr. Lisa Gunderson as its candidate in Oak Bay-Gordon Head for the next general election.

“I am delighted to share the news that the party has nominated Dr Lisa Gunderson as our candidate for the riding of Oak Bay-Gordon Head,” Furstenau said. “Lisa is a clinical psychologist and anti-racism/equity consultant and educator, who brings out the best in everyone she meets. She is a true optimist, committed to empowering people, especially the marginalized and excluded. With strong credentials and experience in mental health, education, and business, Lisa will be an exceptional MLA for her community.”

Manufacturing jobs fund a good step, but restoration is the game changer

VICTORIA, B.C. – In response to the province’s new $90M manufacturing jobs fund to support investment in manufacturing and other value-added jobs in the forest industry, Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands, has issued the following statement:

“The forestry industry in British Columbia is in a state of collapse. Premier David Eby recently commented that our forests are ‘exhausted’ and that has come from unsustainable decision-making by government and industry. This unfortunate situation is decades in the making. While we welcome this announcement and recognize how important it is to invest in value-added products and innovation, what British Columbians need is for the provincial government to invest in a restoration mindset on our tired landscape.

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