Sonia Furstenau

NDP is doing little to reduce the heavy cost-of-living burden in B.C.

Making a life in British Columbia is getting more challenging as the cost of living continues its meteoric rise. Gas prices in Metro Vancouver recently broke a North American record. B.C. has the...

B.C. doctors lack support while health-care administration costs soar

Imagine walking into your neighbourhood health centre and knowing that whatever your health-care needs, you’re in the right place.  A team of doctors, nurses, psychologists and allied health...

B.C. should focus on clean energy investments not LNG subsidies

In response to the invasion of Ukraine, organizations, corporations and legislators around the globe and in British Columbia have been divesting from Russian companies. It has led us to re-evaluate...

It’s time for B.C. to replace reactive with proactive governance

Over the last year and a half, we have heard the word “unprecedented” used over and over again. Usually, it is used as a justification for not acting quickly enough (or at all) in the face of a...

A real economic recovery in B.C. will require a real housing plan

We all know that British Columbia is facing a housing crisis – so what’s our plan? We’ve heard the numbers. Vancouver has been named the most unaffordable housing market in North America. It now...

Subsidizing fossil fuel is a bad bet for British Columbia’s future

When British Columbians should have been celebrating our renewed ability to visit with loved ones and travel our beautiful province, we were thrust right back into another public health emergency...

Year in review: Pandemic recovery can put B.C. on path to long-term well-being

My son, Peter, turned 15 this week, and he will be graduating from high school in a year and a half. He thinks deeply on big ideas, so I asked him recently about how he feels about the future. His...