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BC Greens call for government to put money back into people's pockets as gas prices break records

VICTORIA, B.C. – As prices soar at the pump and cost of living continues to rise, the BC Green Caucus is calling on the province to work with the federal government to introduce a windfall profits tax on the oil and gas industry that is rebated back to British Columbians.

“Gas prices hit 239.9 in Metro Vancouver today, breaking a North American record and costing British Columbians at the pump,” said Sonia Furstenau, leader of the BC Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley. 

Furstenau responds to report on prolific offenders

VICTORIA, B.C. – Today, the BC NDP released the executive summary of government’s review on prolific offenders. Sonia Furstenau, leader of the BC Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley has issued the following statement:

“We need to make communities safe for everyone. If we want to see less crime in the months, years, and decades to come, we must bolster affordable housing, accessible treatment for mental health and substance use disorders, safe supply, food security, and public health measures, and we must address the underlying issues of poverty and systemic racism. 

Furstenau congratulates MLA-elect Sturko and thanks Sarai

VICTORIA B.C. – B.C. Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau has issued the following statement following the election of Elenore Sturko as MLA for Surrey South:

“I offer my congratulations to Elenore on her election and look forward to welcoming her to the legislature when it resumes next month.

Furstenau: Affordability package offers promising short-term relief

VICTORIA, B.C. – Today, $600 million in measures to counteract inflation was announced by Premier John Horgan and the Minister of Finance. Sonia Furstenau, leader of the BC Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley has issued the following statement:

“This package provides welcome relief to British Columbians. While people have been waiting for a response to the rising cost of living, I’m encouraged that the use of existing programs will get these funds to them soon.

Furstenau: BC NDP sends mixed messages about COVID-19

VICTORIA, B.C. – Today, the Minister of Health, Provincial Health Officer, and executive lead for BC's COVID-19 immunization plan announced plans for the fall booster program. Sonia Furstenau, leader of the BC Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley, has issued the following statement:

“The government has a responsibility to inform, educate and support the public. The BC NDP has failed in its responsibility by sending mixed messages about the risks and impacts of COVID-19, telling the public that COVID-19 is a ‘mild disease’ and that ‘we are emerging from the pandemic.’

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