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Job Opportunity in Our Office

The Constituency Assistant – Communications (CA-Comms) is an employee responsible for the administration of the constituency office of a member of the legislative assembly (MLA). They are responsible for a diverse set of administrative and communications...

Letter: Reconsider Rules Banning Non-Food Vendors from Markets

This week, I wrote a letter to Minister Dix asking that he and Dr. Bonnie Henry reconsider the recent public health order they issued, which restricts non-food items from being sold at farmer’s markets. Click the photo below to read the letter I sent:...

Letter: Supporting the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre

This week, I wrote a letter to the new Minister of Finance, Selina Robinson, asking her to consider allocating funds for civic theatres, like the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, who have struggled disproportionately during COVID-19. Click the photo below to read the...

Question Period: Crisis in Cowichan

Today in Question Period, I asked the minister of mental health and addictions what the government is doing to respond to the escalating health and safety concerns associated with substance abuse in Cowichan. Transcript S. Furstenau: I want to start by thanking the...

Response to the Throne Speech: 83 – 3

Transcript S. Furstenau: I want to welcome back my colleagues and friends to the chamber. Before I begin today, I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge the opening of the session — it’s the first in a new decade — as well as the incredible people who make...

Reflections on a summer of work

As the kids get ready to go back to school, and the fall legislative session approaches, I am reflecting on my work over the summer and ahead in the Legislature and in Cowichan. Here are a few updates from the last little while. The Cowichan River and the Weir An...

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