Leaders of provincial Green parties call for windfall profits tax on oil and gas ahead of First Ministers’ meeting
VICTORIA, B.C. – The leaders of the British Columbia Greens, the Ontario Greens, the PEI Greens, and the New Brunswick Greens are renewing a call for a windfall profits tax on oil and gas companies that would be redistributed directly to Canadians.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – Today, the government announced its plan to deal with the outdated, broken royalty system for oil and gas in British Columbia. Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the BC Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley has issued the following statement:Read more
BC Green leader calls on government to immediately divest in Russian state owned industry, oil and gas development
VICTORIA, B.C. – Sonia Furstenau, leader of the B.C. Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley is calling on the B.C. Minister of Finance and the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation to immediately divest public pension plans from all Russian-backed industries, with a plan for divestment from all oil and gas development by the end of 2022.Read more
VICTORIA, BC - Today, the B.C. NDP announced the Clean BC Roadmap to 2030, the province’s plan to meet the legislated 2030 emissions target.
“The NDP government’s commitment to fossil fuel subsidies are undermining B.C.’s ability to achieve this plan and be a climate leader,” said B.C. Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau, MLA for Cowichan Valley.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – Today, all BC NDP MLAs present voted in favour of exempting oil and gas permit holders from the requirement to clean up dormant well sites on time. The government caucus voted against removing Clause 32 of Bill 21, Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act (No. 2), that made changes to the Oil and Gas Activities Act.Read more
Wild sockeye salmon is the most financially lucrative renewable marine resource on the West Coast. Thanks in large part to sockeye trade, generations of coastal peoples have built strong economies and vibrant cultures.
These traditions continue today, but BC Liberals and Harper Conservatives seem determined to gut our west coast fishery just like we gutted the east coast cod fishery. Our provincial and federal governments keep putting fossil fuels ahead of better economic opportunities and more sustainable practices.Read more