BC Green Party leader challenges Horgan over claim of necessary election

Sep 22 2020, 3:02 pm

Green party Leader Sonia Furstenau is challenging NDP leader John Horgan’s explanation for why a snap election is necessary.

Horgan claims “partisan acrimony” has created an unstable government and the COVID-19 pandemic needs more certainty as he angles for a majority government.

But Furstenau says she met with Horgan last week and made it clear that the Green caucus was committed to keeping the government stable during the pandemic.

She also shared a letter today that she gave to Horgan on Friday with a list of policy areas that she says the Greens hoped to work on in collaboration with the NDP.

The Greens have propped up the minority NDP government through an agreement signed after the 2017 election.

Furstenau also announced today that she and fellow caucus member Adam Olsen will be the first two candidates on the Green slate.

They are acclaimed in their ridings of Cowichan Valley and Saanich North and the Gulf Islands, respectively.

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