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BC NDP fails to meet three-year deadline on Old Growth Strategic Review recommendations

VICTORIA, B.C. – On this third anniversary of the BC NDP’s pledge to implement all 14 recommendations from the 2020 Old Growth Strategic Review (OGSR), Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands and member of Tsartlip First Nation, has issued the following statement:

“During the 2020 election, the BC NDP promised to implement all 14 OGSR recommendations within three years. That timeline has come and passed without a single recommendation being completed. The BC Green Caucus, the only party consistently championing the protection of old growth in the legislature, demands accountability, transparency, and accelerated action from the province.

Dr. Sanjiv Gandhi announces MLA candidacy with the B.C. Green Party for Vancouver-Renfrew

VANCOUVER B.C. – Dr. Sanjiv Gandhi announced today that he has been nominated by the B.C. Green Party to run as the candidate in Vancouver-Renfrew for the next general election. Dr. Gandhi was joined by party leader Sonia Furstenau and Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May to make the announcement in Vancouver.

“I am so pleased to announce Dr. Gandhi as our candidate for the riding of Vancouver-Renfrew,” said Furstenau. “Sanjiv has lent his healthcare expertise and passion for people’s wellbeing to the party as our deputy leader over the last 8 months, and we are very lucky to now have him as a candidate for the next general election.”

Nourishing success: providing lunch for all students

VICTORIA, B.C. - As the school year kicks off, the B.C. Green Caucus is calling on the BC NDP to support a universal school food program that not only takes care of kids' well-being but also helps families save time and money.

"We've got a big hole in our social safety net without a school food program in B.C.," said Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the B.C. Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley. "By making it universal, we can make sure all kids get nutritious meals and make life more affordable for families."

B.C. Greens call for government progress reports on poisoned drug crisis

VICTORIA, B.C. - As National Overdose Awareness Day approaches and BC Coroners Service reveals over 190 lives lost to the toxic and unregulated drug supply in July, it is time to move beyond generic statements and demand transparency in the measures being taken to prevent further loss of life.

“Year after year, month after month, we have witnessed the devastating toll of unregulated toxic drugs on our communities,” said Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the B.C. Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley. “While condolences and expressions of sorrow are appreciated, it is no longer good enough to simply acknowledge the problem. Concrete actions must be taken, and progress must be reported month to month.

B.C. Greens release new digital ad to promote community health centres

VANCOUVER B.C. – The B.C. Green Party has released a digital ad to promote community health centres, a core component of the Party’s suite of solutions to address the ongoing crises in B.C.’s healthcare system. Community health centres are comprehensive integrated healthcare centres run by family physicians and nurse practitioners, who work in a team-based environment with specialist physicians, physician’s assistants, mental health professionals, and other support services, such as physiotherapists, dieticians, and others, depending on the needs of the local community.

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