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Question Period: Indigenous Leaders on Old-Growth

In Question Period today Adam Olsen and I highlighted the voices of Indigenous leaders whose concerns have thus far been ignored by the NDP government. The unanimous passing of the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act means that building a new paradigm...

Question Period – Old-Growth

Nearly one year ago, the NDP government received the report from the Old Growth Strategic Review panel. In the months since receiving the panel’s recommendations for urgent and immediate action, the NDP government continues the same status quo ‘talk and...

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...

Bill 26 – Questions and Answers

In May, during committee stage of Bill 26: Child, Family, and Community Service Amendment Act, I rose to ask a series of important questions about the welfare of Indigenous children in British Columbia. As I have said before, one of the most heartbreaking issues that...

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