Through the looking glass in B.C. politics
For the Greens in particular, Weaver’s blunt assessment was a major faux pas that could prove strategically devastating.
Which is perhaps why the Green MLA for Cowichan Valley, Sonia Furstenau, has ventured into the fray, in an effort to clean up his comments.
Happily, for the Greens, she has presented a much more accommodating explanation of the Greens’ position on the NDP’s rental subsidy and daycare promises, ratcheting down her leader’s strident language and implied threats.
Unlike her boss, she has made it clear that the Greens would not vote to bring down the government on issues like the NDP’s promised childcare model or annual rent subsidy. "We're not in a political brinksmanship world here," she wisely stressed.
Cowichan Valley Green MLA Sonia Furstenau tried to offset Andrew Weaver's brinkmanship with soothing words.