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One year after release of Old Growth Strategic Review Report, BC NDP failure to act leads to largest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history

VICTORIA, B.C. – One year after the B.C. government released the Old Growth Strategic Review report and promised transformational change in old growth management, arrests at Fairy Creek have surpassed arrests made at the Clayoquot Sound dispute in 1993. It is now the largest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history. 

Relentless number of deaths from illicit drug toxicity requires urgent action

VICTORIA, B.C. – Today on Overdose Awareness Day, the BC Coroner Services reported at least 1,011 have died from suspected illicit drug poisonings in British Columbia between January and June 2021. The B.C. Green Caucus has issued the following statement:

B.C. NDP lack leadership on education plan, public health measures as fall approaches

VICTORIA, B.C. - Today, new health and safety measures for K-12 schools, post-secondary institutions and the province were announced by the Provincial Health Officer, Minister of Education, and Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training. Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the BC Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley has issued the following statement:

B.C. Greens call for stronger public health measures against COVID-19 fourth wave

VICTORIA, B.C. –  As the fourth wave of COVID-19 continues, the B.C. Green Caucus is calling for stronger public health measures including mandatory masks, safe school plans, and vaccine certificates to better protect British Columbians.

IPCC lays out catastrophic impacts of climate crisis; governments must take urgent action

VICTORIA, B.C. - A new landmark study released today from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns the world is dangerously close to runaway warming. Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the BC Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley has issued the following statement:

“This alarming IPCC climate report predicts intensifying climate impacts and is a ‘Code Red’ for humanity. British Columbians are already living with severe climate change impacts as demonstrated by our record-setting wildfires, drought, and extreme heat. It’s affecting the air we breathe, the forests we rely on, and the security of our crops.

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