VANCOUVER, BC – David Suzuki is speaking out in support of BC Green leadership candidate Sonia Furstenau’s candidacy and her proposal to explore a four-day work week in BC. Furstenau published a video message from Suzuki today. “When the David Suzuki Foundation was started in 1990, the first thing we did was to institute a four-day work week,” said Suzuki.
Elizabeth May, former leader of the Green Party of Canada also endorsed Sonia Furstenau. “Sonia is a proven leader. She’s extremely articulate, eloquent, brilliant, sharp – also courageous” said May.
Kim Darwin, who is also running the the B.C. Green Party leadership later criticized May’s endorsement in a facebook post stating that “Southern Vancouver Islanders have been stalwart BC Green supporters, even when it wasn’t popular to talk about the environment and climate action. This group has stuck together for so many years, and have formed incredibly strong bonds. This was apparent last week when Elizabeth May provided her endorsement to her Southern Vancouver Island mate.”