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Furstenau: Coroners Report on drug poisonings is tragic evidence that more action is needed

VICTORIA, B.C. – Today’s BC Coroners Service report revealed that in March 2022, 165 people in B.C. died from suspected illicit drug poisoning. Sonia Furstenau, leader of the B.C. Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley, has issued the following statement: 

Anti-racism legislation positive step forward, difficult work ahead

VICTORIA, B.C. – Today, in line with their commitment to introducing anti-racism legislation, the government tabled Bill 24, the Anti-Racism Data Act. 

Furstenau congratulates Falcon, MLA-elect for Vancouver-Quilchena

VICTORIA B.C. – B.C. Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau released the following statement on the election of Kevin Falcon as MLA-elect for Vancouver-Quilchena. Furstenau also expressed her sincere thanks to B.C. Green candidate Wendy Hayko for her hard work representing the party in this by-election.

Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act report tabled

VICTORIA, B.C. – Today, the Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act released their final report, Transforming Policing and Community Safety in British Columbia. Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands, and the BC Green Caucus representative on the Committee, has issued the following statement:

Furstenau: Record-setting deaths from toxic drugs need urgent action

VICTORIA, B.C. – Today’s BC Coroners Service report revealed that in February 2022, 174 people in B.C. died from suspected illicit drug poisoning. Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the B.C. Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley, has issued the following statement: 

"Each month, we see the relentless toll of the poisoned illicit drug supply. Over six people died a day in February 2022 - a number that remains unchanged from February 2021.

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