Sonia Furstenau has made a green recovery from COVID-19 the second plank in her campaign for the leadership of the provincial party.
The Cowichan Valley MLA’s plan is a strategy for renewal that focuses on livable communities, a green industrial strategy, and infrastructure investments.“This means addressing the unsustainable levels of inequality and environmental degradation of the past. In the past few weeks, we have seen a groundswell of support for addressing systemic racism. This means being willing to overhaul all of our systems. We need to reimagine what we want our communities to look like — in my mind, that means making them safer, healthier and more connected for everyone. That is why, in my previous platform, I also called for expanding services like child care, housing, education, and mental health. While these investments alone aren’t sufficient to address the reality of systemic racism and inequality, they are a vital component of building a more equitable society.Cowichan Valley Citizen, June 22, 2020