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B.C. Greens call for stronger public health measures against COVID-19 fourth wave

VICTORIA, B.C. –  As the fourth wave of COVID-19 continues, the B.C. Green Caucus is calling for stronger public health measures including mandatory masks, safe school plans, and vaccine certificates to better protect British Columbians.

IPCC lays out catastrophic impacts of climate crisis; governments must take urgent action

VICTORIA, B.C. - A new landmark study released today from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns the world is dangerously close to runaway warming. Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the BC Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley has issued the following statement:

“This alarming IPCC climate report predicts intensifying climate impacts and is a ‘Code Red’ for humanity. British Columbians are already living with severe climate change impacts as demonstrated by our record-setting wildfires, drought, and extreme heat. It’s affecting the air we breathe, the forests we rely on, and the security of our crops.

Furstenau thanks donors, volunteers for record-breaking first half of 2021

VICTORIA B.C. – B.C. Green Leader Sonia Furstenau released the following statement today, thanking volunteers and donors for their work in growing the party over the the first six months of 2021:

State of Emergency a necessary and overdue step

VICTORIA, B.C. Today, the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General declared a provincial state of emergency in response to the ongoing wildfires across British Columbia. Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the BC Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley has issued the following statement:

New policy to expand safe supply fails to break down barriers

VICTORIA, B.C. - Today the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions released policy to expand the provision of regulated opioids, stimulants, and other pharmaceutical-grade alternatives to the illicit drug supply. Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the BC Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley has issued the following statement:

“This new policy is a small step in the right direction when what we need is a leap. Failing to provide a low-barrier and effective safe supply is costing all of us - we see it in the burnout of our emergency medical responders, in the increase in organized crime, and most of all in the people who die every day from ineffective policy.

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