BC Greens focus on food, water security, and forests

Summary BC Greens would improve food security and drinking water, address climate change, ensure sustainable forestry. The party pledges to restrict foreign ownership of property in the Agricultural Land Reserve. The Green Party would ban fracking in B.C. VICTORIA (NEWS…

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Incumbent Sonia Furstenau says lots of work to be done in Cowichan Valley

“In the past three and a half years, I have worked with the community on important accomplishments like securing funding to build a new school and new hospital, mitigating the impacts of the opioid crisis, finding funding to start work…

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One on one with B.C. Green Party Leader Sonia Furstenau

Sonia Furstenau sat down with our provincial affairs reporter Tanya Fletcher to talk about what another minority government could look like, what her deal-breakers would be, and how the Green party will change under her leadership. CBC News October 7…

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B.C. Election 2020: Greens vow to put $1 billion into mental health under MSP

The B.C. Green party has vowed to invest $1 billion into mental health under the province’s Medical Services Program. Green leader Sonia Furstenau announced the commitment during an event Monday in Victoria, citing the pandemic as having brought to light…

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Where They Stand: Both the BC Liberals and NDP Back Site C

With British Columbia’s two largest political parties saying they’ll push ahead with construction of the Site C dam despite growing challenges, the controversial megaproject isn’t likely to be the big election issue its many critics would like. In an open…

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BC Greens commit $500 million in grants for low-income renters

Money will target those most at a disadvantage from rising home prices, rents, Green leader Sonia Furstenau says BC Green leader Sonia Furstenau announced her party’s housing affordability and rental policy in a bid to address what she called skyrocketing…

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Online B.C. campaigns offer dramatically different visions of good government

While the Liberals and the NDP beat up on each others’ leaders, the Greens are taking a slightly different approach to this campaign, according to a Postmedia analysis of the major parties’ social media feeds. … By contrast, the B.C….

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B.C. Green Leader Sonia Furstenau promises to listen to experts in addressing climate crisis and overdose deaths

Over the years, some political leaders have explicitly promised to follow evidence-based policies in responding to society’s most vexing challenges, including the climate crisis. But after the election, they’ve ignored this pledge. … “We cannot continue to ignore reality and…

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B.C. NDP campaigns on previously announced health-care promises

Green Leader Sonia Furstenau criticized John Horgan’s use of the Cowichan hospital in his electioneering, calling it ‘irresponsible.’ B.C. Green party Leader Sonia Furstenau blasted John Horgan and the NDP on Monday for coming into her riding and taking credit…

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The Relentless Underdog

Green Leader Sonia Furstenau was driving Monday when she turned on the radio and learned an early election would be called that day in B.C. She felt a kind of disappointment that she says she’s felt many times in the…

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