I work hard to stay on top of issues that matter to you, and seize opportunities to raise them during Question Period.

I currently sit on six parliamentary committees, including the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth, and the Legislative Assembly Management Committee. Here are some recently raised questions in the Legislature related to these portfolios, and to your issues and concerns.

Question Period: Supporting Innovation

Mark Carney, the Former Governor of the Bank of Canada and current UN Special Envoy on Climate Change yesterday spoke about how governments and industries can reach their targets: “It's putting money behind those who are solving the problem — or are part of the...

Question Period: SIA Water Sampling

In Question Period, I asked the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy why have the water sampling results from the shallow monitoring wells at the contaminated soil site in Shawnigan Lake not been made available to the public. It's been over eight years...

Question Period: Clean Water and LNG Development

in Question Period, I asked the Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum how she will address cumulative impacts on B.C.’s water resources, which are already threatened by impacts from climate change, due to LNG fracking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSazB1JmviY...

A question about carbon tax

Last week, I asked Deputy Premier and Finance Minister Carole James about carbon tax being applied to biodiesel that is 100% waste oil. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8gK_xUQtNs Hansard transcript S. Furstenau: I have question for the minister specific to an...

Question About Cowichan District Hospital

Yesterday, in Estimates, I asked the Minister of Health about the status of a new hospital for the Cowichan Valley. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suyHXCxDgaA

Question Period: Protection of farmland from speculation

BC's agricultural land has been left unprotected from speculation and foreign capital. We need immediate action from this government to protect our food security and to protect the ability of young farmers to get on the land. Today I asked the government if they will...

Question Period: Transitioning to a low-carbon economy

Yesterday, in Question Period, I asked the Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources what concrete measures is your ministry taking to ensure that B.C. is embracing transformation while rapidly transitioning to a low-carbon economy.

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