Amendment to the Environmental Management Act

Today, I moved a bill that amends the Environmental Management Act to protect drinking water. This amendment, if passed, would disallow the deposit of waste materials in a sand or gravel pit, in a limestone or sandstone quarry or above a highly sensitive aquifer. Quarries and gravel pits are porous, which means there could be significant […]

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. Transcript S. Furstenau: This interlude from Kinder Morgan, brought to you by the B.C. Greens. Government data presents a shocking […]

Homeshare Providers

In the fall of 2017, two extraordinary Cowichan Valley women met with me to talk about homeshare providers. These two women described what it is to provide a homeshare service: they welcome individuals—officially termed clients—with special needs into their homes, care for them in every way the clients need, and include them as part of […]