VICTORIA, B.C. – Today, the Minister of Finance announced that the government intends to introduce legislation requiring cooling off periods in home sales. Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the B.C. Green Party and MLA for Cowichan Valley has issued the following statement:
“Today’s announcement is a positive step towards better protections for consumers in B.C. I’m particularly encouraged that the BC Financial Services authority will be examining practices such as blind bidding, price baiting, and rules around home inspections. Buying a home is a big step and British Columbians deserve every protection possible, especially in such a volatile housing market.Read more
VICTORIA B.C. – The B.C. Green Party raised $185,000 in the third quarter of 2021, continuing to break fundraising records. The party broke its all-time non-election fundraising records for July and August, while nearly tying its record for September. This follows similar records set in January, March, April, May, and June. The quarterly figures for each political party were released today by Elections B.C..Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – Today the B.C. NDP announced their intention to work on deferrals of old-growth logging.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – Today, the B.C. NDP announced the finalization of its submission to decriminalize personal drug possession in the province. Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the B.C. Green Party and MLA for Cowichan Valley, has issued the following statement:
“Stigma makes people use alone and tragically, die alone. Decriminalization is an important step forward to change the way we treat people who use drugs and keep people alive; it is not about decriminalizing the drugs, but the people who use them. I applaud this government for taking this step.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. –. Today the B.C. Greens will table legislation to ban conversion practices in British Columbia. The proposed legislation would restrict all attempts to change a person's sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression.
“Everyone should be allowed to be exactly who they are,” said Sonia Furstenau, leader of the B.C. Green Party and MLA for Cowichan Valley. “Diverse sexualities, gender orientations, and gender expressions should be welcomed by all British Columbians.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
VICTORIA, B.C. – B.C. Green Party leader MLA Sonia Furstenau for Cowichan Valley tabled a Stand.Earth petition with the signatures of 52,204 British Columbians calling for the government to keep its promises to implement deferrals on old-growth logging. This comes as the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development failed to announce promised deferrals this summer.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. - The B.C. Green Caucus has issued the following statement in response to Justice Thompson’s ruling against extending the injunction at Fairy Creek:
“With over 1,000 arrests, Fairy Creek is the largest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history, and I am relieved to see the court reject the request to extend the injunction,” said B.C. Green Party Leader Sonia Furstenau, MLA for Cowichan Valley.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – B.C. Green Party leader, Sonia Furstenau, MLA for Cowichan Valley has issued the following statement in response to the Auditor General’s release of a new report: Oversight of Dam Safety in British Columbia.Read more