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Furstenau responds to report on Horgan’s worsening fossil fuel subsidy record

VICTORIA, B.C. – B.C. Green Leader Sonia Furstenau, MLA for Cowichan Valley says the BC NDP’s worsening record on fossil fuel subsidies is undermining B.C.’s opportunity to build a clean economy. The report released today by Stand.earth shows that the Horgan government increased fossil fuel subsidies by 8.3% in 2020-21 and has raised subsidies to more than double what they were when the NDP took power in 2017.

BC Greens call for immediate government response to Squamish Nation

VICTORIA, B.C. - Sonia Furstenau, leader of the BC Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley, and Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands, have issued the following statement in response to Squamish Nation calling on the provincial government to halt old-growth logging in their traditional territories.

Leader Sonia Furstenau responds to Representative for Children and Youth report

VICTORIA, B.C. – Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the B.C. Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley has issued the following statement on B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth report Skye’s Legacy: A Focus on Belonging.

B.C. Greens respond to old growth logging deferrals in Fairy Creek and Central Walbran

VICTORIA, B.C. - The province has approved the request by Huu-ay-aht, Ditidaht, and Pacheedaht First Nations to defer old-growth logging for two years in the Fairy Creek and the Central Walbran.

B.C. Greens table legislation to enable the regulation of counsellors and social workers

VICTORIA, B.C. –  Today the B.C. Greens will introduce legislation to amend the Health Professions Act. The proposed amendments would allow for fuller regulation of counsellors, therapists, and social workers as part of a push for stronger social and mental health care in British Columbia by increasing public protection, accountability, and oversight. 

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