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New Green Party leader

Sonia Furstenau, the MLA from Cowichan Valley, is the new leader of the Green Party of BC.
Furstenau defeated environmental lawyer Cam Brewer and entrepreneur Kim Darwin of Sechelt in a close race – winning 53 percent of the vote on the second ballot.
“I ran for leader because I know the BC Greens are just getting started changing BC politics,” said Furstenau in a statement on Monday. “Because of the BC Green Party, we have banned big money, reformed the lobbying industry, and made crucial changes to environmental protection and oversight laws. We understand that if we truly want to build a more sustainable, equitable and affordable province, we need to follow what the evidence says will actually deliver tangible outcomes. And we know that to achieve these outcomes, we need to put principle ahead of politics and collaborate with the other parties, even when we don’t agree with them on everything. Our perspective is more crucial than ever as the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need to renew our province’s economy and services.”
Furstenau replaces Andrew Weaver, who stepped down in January to sit as an independent in the
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