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Response to the Speech from the Throne 2021

Today, I rose to speak to the Government’s Speech from the Throne. British Columbia is facing numerous crises simultaneously: the COVID-19 pandemic, a housing crisis, a toxic drug crisis, and the climate crisis. A year ago, we spoke about building back better...

Question Period: Toxic Drug Crisis – Mental Health Support

April 14th, 2021 marked the 5th anniversary since the Public Health Officer declared a public health emergency relating to the toxic drug crisis. Questions throughout question period were focused on this topic, and what government must do in the face of this ongoing...

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...

Conversion Therapy

Conversion therapy is not treatment; it is an assault that has been rejected by every mainstream medical and mental health organization for decades.  BC Greens stand with the  LGBTQ2+ community against this horrific practice being allowed in our...

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