MLA Sonia Furstenau launches bid to lead Greens

Furstenau, the MLA for Cowichan Valley, is the first major candidate to declare after Andrew Weaver resigned as leader and stepped away from the party earlier this month.

“It is a time to dream big, to reach for the limits of our potential and to put working together to find solutions above everything else,” she said. “This is the future I want for my family and for my children who are just at the start of their lives. This is the future I want for every single community in our province.”

At a news conference in Victoria, Furstenau said she wants to continue the fight for political change that she first began when opposing the Shawnigan Lake contaminated soil dump in her riding.

Vancouver Sun, January 27, 2020