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B.C. Green Caucus calls for comprehensive protections against ‘conversion therapy’

VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government’s response today regarding the dangerous, nonmedical practice of conversion therapy rightfully calls for the federal government to amend the Criminal Code to fully ban the practice nationally. It also highlights current regulations within B.C.’s health system preventing health professionals from offering the service and billing for it. However, the letter from the B.C. attorney general, minister of health and MLA for Vancouver-West End shies away from tackling the full scope of the issue.

Management drought facing B.C.’s drinking water, AG finds

VICTORIA, B.C. — Today the Auditor General of B.C. released her report The Protection of Drinking Water: An Independent Audit. The report finds that the two bodies responsible for safeguarding drinking water, the Ministry of Health and the Provincial Health Officer, are not taking the necessary steps to protect British Columbians’ drinking water.

B.C. Government protects 54 old growth-trees, continues unsustainable harvest

VICTORIA, B.C. — The B.C. Green caucus finds government’s announcement that it is moving to protect just 54 old-growth trees on the B.C. Big Tree Registry inadequate given the ongoing, unsustainable logging of old-growth across the province. 

B.C. Green MLAs in local communities to meet with supporters

VICTORIA, B.C. – B.C. Green MLAs Andrew Weaver (Oak Bay-Gordon Head and party leader), Sonia Furstenau (Cowichan Valley) and Adam Olsen (Saanich North and the Islands) are heading to communities across the province to promote the caucus’ accomplishments, and to gather input to inform the MLAs’ work in the upcoming Fall legislative sitting. 

BC Government Abandons Contaminated Soil In Shawnigan Watershed

VICTORIA, B.C. — Today, the BC Government has approved the final closure plan, which fails to remove the approximately 100,000 tonnes of contaminated soil that has been abandoned at the site located directly above the water source for the 12,000 residents of Shawnigan Lake

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