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Question Period: Endangered Species Legislation

In Question Period, I asked the ministers of FLNRORD and Environment what they were doing to protect the whitebark pine. Forty-two percent of the global population of this species lives in B.C., but since the species was listed as endangered, more than 19,000 cubic...

Question Period: Water Quality in Shawnigan Lake

Today in Question Period, I asked the Minister of Health if the Provincial Health Officer has investigated the source of increased lead levels in drinking water along Stebbings Road and Goldstream Heights Road, and whether his ministry will take action to identify...

Question Period: Climate Risk Assessment Report

Today in Question Period I asked the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy why the NDP government did not communicate the contents of a climate risk assessment report that was released this past summer, and how his ministry is working with FLNRORD...

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...

Question Period: Shawnigan Soil Removal

Today in Question Period, I asked the Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources if the company responded to the order that her ministry issued, and if the soil been removed from the site, as ordered. Hansard Transcript S. Furstenau: On May 14, the Ministry of...

A Question of Priorities

Hearing the news that the Minister of Environment planned to accept the closure plan for the contaminated landfill in Shawnigan’s watershed was like a physical blow.  “I think I have post-traumatic stress,” I said to my husband.  I expect many people...

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