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Auditor General's report reveals failures to oversee and regulate dam safety

VICTORIA, B.C. – B.C. Green Party leader, Sonia Furstenau, MLA for Cowichan Valley has issued the following statement in response to the Auditor General’s release of a new report: Oversight of Dam Safety in British Columbia.

Furstenau thanks supporters for first year as B.C. Green leader

VICTORIA B.C. – Sonia Furstenau, leader of the B.C. Green Party, released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of her election as leader:

“As I reflect on my first year as leader of the B.C. Greens, I am truly overcome with gratitude for those who have supported me along the way. In particular, I want to thank the members of our party, my incredible caucus colleague Adam Olsen and our hard-working staff teams.

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:

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