Media releases

B.C. Greens applaud call for power

VICTORIA, B.C. - Today, the BC NDP issued a call for power for British Columbia to provide clean, affordable electricity to support B.C.'s demand for electricity. Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the B.C. Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley has issued the following statement: 

“Clean energy is the future, this power will help us decarbonize and meet our climate goals. However, government should ensure that clean energy is going first and foremost to British Columbians, and that we’re not prioritizing LNG.

B.C. Greens respond to new action on housing

VICTORIA, B.C. - Today, the BC NDP announced amendments to the Residential Tenancy Act and the Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act. Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the B.C. Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley has issued the following statement: 

“We welcome the BC NDP's move to limit no-fault evictions and starting to track the data on evictions is a significant step forward. While implementing online declarations for personal-use evictions is progress, requiring landlords to provide evidence before evicting tenants would have offered greater protection and fairness."

B.C. Greens introduce bill to better protect firefighters

VICTORIA, B.C. - Today, in a significant move to prioritize the safety and well-being of firefighters in British Columbia, Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands introduced the Firefighter Protection Act, 2024 which would mitigate the risks associated with polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exposure in firefighting operations.

B.C. Greens call for ban on fossil fuel advertising

VICTORIA, B.C. - The B.C. Green Caucus is calling on the BC NDP to ban fossil fuel advertising in British Columbia.

Fossil fuel pollution causes 34,000 premature deaths in Canada every year. The climate crisis, and its impact on human health, will continue to worsen unless we take immediate action. One necessary step is to ban fossil fuel advertising. Just as tobacco advertising was banned because of its impacts to human health, it’s time to ban fossil fuel advertising. 

The B.C. Green Caucus is proud to add their voice to a growing call to ban fossil fuel advertising, of which the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) has taken a leadership role. 

B.C. Greens call for update to Women's Health and Well-being report

VICTORIA, B.C. - In 2008, the Provincial Health Officer comprehensively assessed and addressed the health and well-being of women in British Columbia. As the world celebrates International Women's Day, the B.C. Greens are calling on the BC NDP to prioritize and update the report, which has not been revised since 2011.

“At a time when reproductive rights and sexual health access are under assault in jurisdictions around the world, British Columbia must lean in,” said Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the B.C. Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley. “Updating the Women's Health and Well-being report means we have up to date information to make better policies, address inequalities, and promote gender equality in our rapidly evolving world.”

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