MLA Sonia Furstenau announces bid to become leader of B.C. Green Party

First-term Cowichan Valley MLA Sonia Furstenau is the first into the race to succeed Andrew Weaver as leader of the B.C. Green Party. Furstenau said there is a disconnect between government and people that sees good ideas stalled due to “old ways of thinking…

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Sonia Furstenau promises to build on progress of B.C. Greens with leadership bid

Furstenau said the Greens have been behind major policy changes including strengthening oversight of resource industries, making the legislature more transparent and accountable, and banning big money from politics. But she said the changes have just scratched the surface of what the…

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Simi Sara Show: MLA Sonia Furstenau kicks off campaign to become BC Green leader

Sonia Furstenau is in. The first-term Green Party MLA is running to be the next leader of the party. She is the first person to have declared an interest in replacing former leader Andrew Weaver, who is now an independent…

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MLA Sonia Furstenau kicks off campaign to become BC Green leader

Sonia Furstenau is in. The first-term Green Party MLA is running to be the next leader of the party. She is the first person to have declared an interest in replacing former leader Andrew Weaver, who is now an independent…

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Sonia Furstenau announces she’s running for leader of B.C. Green Party

Sonia Furstenau, one of the two remaining Green MLAs in the B.C. Legislature, has announced her candidacy for leader of the party. The announcement comes one week after former party leader Andrew Weaver left the party to sit as an independent because…

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Furstenau flays NDP as she launches B.C. Green Party leadership bid

B.C. Green Party MLA Sonia Furstenau has launched her expected bid to replace Andrew Weaver as leader, taking aim at the NDP energy policies her three-member caucus has supported. Furstenau wasted no time in targeting the B.C. NDP government for…

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Sonia Furstenau announces she’s running for leader of B.C. Green Party

Sonia Furstenau, one of the two remaining Green MLAs in the B.C. Legislature, has announced her candidacy for leader of the party. “B.C. needs a new style of leadership that listens to evidence and to communities,” Furstenau said in a…

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Mike Smyth: Greens debate party direction as leadership contest begins

“What we’ve demonstrated in the last 2½ years is how important it is to have a strong third party,” said Furstenau, a former teacher who made her name fighting a toxic-soil dump in her riding. “We’ve been a moderating force…

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