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B.C. Greens Strengthen Election Team with New Candidates for Langley-Willowbrook and Surrey-White Rock

Lək̓ʷəŋən [Lekwungen] Territory / Victoria B.C. – The B.C. Green Party announces the candidacies of Petrina Arnason for Langley-Willowbrook and Scott Kristjanson for Surrey-White Rock (SWR) in the upcoming 2024 provincial election.

"I am delighted to welcome Petrina and Scott to our dynamic team of candidates for 2024," said Sonia Furstenau, leader of the B.C. Green Party. "Their deep commitment to their communities and innovative leadership reflect the core values of our party."

MLA Murray Rankin Announces Retirement: Dr. Lisa Gunderson Ready to Lead Oak Bay-Gordon Head

Oak Bay-Gordon Head, Victoria B.C. - With the recent announcement of MLA Murray Rankin’s retirement from politics, Deputy Leader and B.C. Greens Candidate Dr. Lisa Gunderson thanks Rankin for his service and commitment to Oak Bay-Gordon Head. She also wishes him and his family the very best in their future endeavours.

Furstenau demands action to protect children and youth from the toxic-drug supply

VICTORIA, B.C. - In response to updated data from the BC Coroners Service highlighting the ongoing deadly risks to youth from the unregulated toxic drug supply, Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the BC Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley, has issued the following statement:

“In the last five years, 126 children and youth have died because politicians won't act on what we know works. Our youth deserve better than empty promises. It's time for real action, not just words, to keep our kids and all British Columbians safe.

Passing of the Haida Nation Recognition Amendment Act a pivotal moment

VICTORIA, B.C. - Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands and member of Tsartlip First Nation congratulates the Haida Nation on the passage of legislation recognizing Haida Title.

Furstenau to introduce new bill tightening social work regulations in B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C. - Today, Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the BC Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley, will introduce the Social Workers Amendment Act, 2024 to raise professional standards and enhance public safety. This bill updates the existing Social Workers Act to improve oversight and accountability in British Columbia’s social work sector.

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