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Question Period: COVID 19 response

Today, in an extraordinary legislative session, a small quorum of MLAs came together to pass a supply bill to provide authority to the government to fund a COVID 19 response. During Question Period, I asked two questions: The first about how the COVID 19 response...

Constituency Office Closed

After considering the latest information about the spread of COVID-19, our constituency office will be closed to walk-ins.   We will continue to serve constituents on provincial matters by phone or email. Contact us at at 250 715 2792 or...

Statement: International Women’s Day (IWD)

Today, I rose in the legislature to make a statement about International Women’s Day 2020. S. Furstenau: Super Tuesday was not so super for Elizabeth Warren, and so it looks as though the U.S. Democratic Party will get to choose between two males of a certain...

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...

Shawnigan Soil – Update January 2020

When the former Minister of Environment revoked the permit for the contaminated landfill in Shawnigan Lake, our community rejoiced.  We had stood up for the future we wanted, and we had been successful in getting the outcome we’d fought for over the course of several...

Question Period: Shawnigan Soil Dump Closure Plan

Today, I asked the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy how many of the conditions in the closure plan have been met, and if the minister has any expectation that the work would be completed by his deadline. Hansard Transcript S. Furstenau: Yesterday I...

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