Sonia Furstenau is the first candidate to announce her campaign to take over as BC’s Green Party Leader since Andrew Weaver announced that he would not be running again.
Furstenau is the current BC Green Party MLA for the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. She’s worked with the government to make reforms on environmental legislature and has advocated against the government’s current tax breaks given to fossil fuel companies. Among that, she advocates for a better child welfare system and to develop childcare and early childhood education programs.
IISAAK OLAM’s Eli Enns endorsed Furstenau this morning at the announcement of the campaign launch. Although he and the IISAAK OLAM Foundation remain non-partisan, they support many of her values including the importance of collaboration amongst all levels of government, and the critical role that local and Indigenous governments play in protecting healthy ecosystems.
To read more about Furstenau’s announcement, read:
Global News: MLA Sonia Furstenau kicks off campaign to become BC Green leader
North Shore News: MLA Sonia Furstenau announces bid to become leader of B.C. Green Party
CTV News: Sonia Furstenau to run for BC Green Party leadership