Expansion of LNG shows BC NDP priorities
VICTORIA, B.C. – Sonia Furstenau, leader of the B.C. Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley, has issued the following statement in response to LNG Canada considering the use of natural-gas powered turbines in Phase 2 in Kitimat, B.C.
“LNG Canada is a carbon bomb. LNG is the single biggest source of emissions in Canada’s history. Phase 2 emissions would be the equivalent to 1.7 million new cars on the road each year.
B.C. Greens celebrate Kunming-Montreal Agreement and Call for Swift Action to Protect Biodiversity
The B.C. Green Caucus is celebrating the adoption of the Kunming-Montreal global biodiversity framework by the 15th Conference of the Parties at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) meeting in Montreal. This agreement once again highlights the need to take urgent action to prevent further biodiversity loss and put nature on a path to recovery.
Sonia Furstenau responds to inquiry into death of Traevon Desjarlais
VICTORIA, B.C. - In response to the BC Coroners Service inquiry into the death of Cree teenager Traevon Desjarlais, Sonia Furstenau, leader of the B.C. Green Party and MLA for Cowichan Valley has released the following statement:
“The suicide of Traveon Desjarlais is a profound tragedy, and the factors surrounding his death lay directly in the hands of this BC NDP government.
B.C. Greens welcome Premier Eby’s new cabinet
VICTORIA, B.C. - In response to Premier Eby’s new cabinet, Sonia Furstenau, leader of the B.C. Green Party and MLA for Cowichan Valley has released the following statement:
“On behalf of the BC Green caucus, we offer congratulations to the new and returning ministers. There is a lot of work to be done and I am looking forward to working with them on behalf of British Columbians.”
BC Greens call for government to reduce pressure on children’s hospitals
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the B.C. Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley, is calling on the BC NDP government to improve the public health response to the current situation in BC’s pediatric wards.
“It is not clear what this government’s goals are when it comes to addressing the situation in children’s hospitals right now. In the past, ensuring hospitals were not overwhelmed was a clearly stated objective, but currently there is no direction about what we are trying to achieve.