Sonia Furstenau responds to inquiry into death of Traevon Desjarlais
VICTORIA, B.C. - In response to the BC Coroners Service inquiry into the death of Cree teenager Traevon Desjarlais, Sonia Furstenau, leader of the B.C. Green Party and MLA for Cowichan Valley has released the following statement:
“The suicide of Traveon Desjarlais is a profound tragedy, and the factors surrounding his death lay directly in the hands of this BC NDP government.
B.C. Greens welcome Premier Eby’s new cabinet
VICTORIA, B.C. - In response to Premier Eby’s new cabinet, Sonia Furstenau, leader of the B.C. Green Party and MLA for Cowichan Valley has released the following statement:
“On behalf of the BC Green caucus, we offer congratulations to the new and returning ministers. There is a lot of work to be done and I am looking forward to working with them on behalf of British Columbians.”
BC Greens call for government to reduce pressure on children’s hospitals
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the B.C. Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley, is calling on the BC NDP government to improve the public health response to the current situation in BC’s pediatric wards.
“It is not clear what this government’s goals are when it comes to addressing the situation in children’s hospitals right now. In the past, ensuring hospitals were not overwhelmed was a clearly stated objective, but currently there is no direction about what we are trying to achieve.
Furstenau: Immediate expansion of safe supply needed to save lives
VICTORIA, B.C. – Today, the BC Coroners Service reported that in October 179 people died from suspected drug poisonings in British Columbia. Sonia Furstenau, leader of the B.C. Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley, has issued the following statement:
"Premier David Eby needs to make clear to British Columbians what he intends to do to address the toll of the illicit toxic drug supply. This government is currently not doing enough to reduce the harms caused by toxic drugs.
B.C. Greens call on Premier Eby to respond to pediatric health emergency
VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Green Caucus is calling on the BC NDP government to provide clear, consistent, and accurate information to parents while taking steps to reduce the burden of illness in B.C.
“We acknowledge and applaud the BC NDP government for streamlining the process for accreditation of foreign-trained doctors,” said Sonia Furstenau, MLA for Cowichan Valley and leader of the BC Greens. “This is a positive step, and a recognition of the efforts, talents, and cultural knowledge of the 1,000 foreign-trained doctors currently in B.C. who have been unable to practice.