I am inspired every day by the incredible groups who work together to tackle Cowichan’s many challenges and needs.

We give voice to a wide variety of issues, including watershed protection, child wellness, infrastructure upgrades for health and education, and First Nations’ leadership support.

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My Statement on International Women’s Day 2019

I made a statement in the Legislature in honour of International Women’s Day tomorrow. As women we must not accept that it is enough to succeed in a man’s world. It’s time for us to rewrite the rules: our collective goal should be transformation to a world where everyone can truly thrive and meet their …

Question Period: Fracking Report

The Vancouver Sun printed an article stating that B.C. doesn’t know what it needs to know about the environmental, seismic and other risks of fracking. This revelation comes from a draft copy of a 200-page technical report that was leaked to the Times Colonist last week. I asked the Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, …

Question Period: Public Inquiry

In Question Period, I asked Minister Eby if he would launch a public inquiry into money laundering in British Columbia.

Response to Budget 2019

Transcript S. Furstenau: Thank you, hon. Speaker, and thank you to Cariboo North for understanding. I had to wait for moving people out of my realm here. I actually want to start by acknowledging that we just had a group of students come into the gallery. You look to be about grade 5 or 6, …

Question Period: Opioid Crisis

In Question Period, I asked the attorney general what his ministry is doing to examine the connections between money laundering and the public health emergency that has gripped our province for years.

A statement about public trust in government

I gave a statement about the importance of public trust in government, inspired in part by Greta Thunberg’s tweet earlier this week. She said that it was annoying to hear older people say that her generation symbolizes hope, to which she responded, “I think that it would be helpful if you could help us just …

Question Period: Money Laundering Investigation

In Question Period, I asked the Attorney General if there have been investigations into the integrity of information-sharing between the RCMP and the BC government.

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