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Green candidate enters the race in Cariboo-Prince George

Green Party candidate in Cariboo-Prince George Leigh Hunsinger-Chang.

Cariboo-Prince George voters will have a Green Party of Canada candidate on their ballot in the September 20 federal election.

Leigh Hunsinger-Chang is the party’s candidate. Her concern over climate change has prompted her to run.

As a family physician and mother living in northern B.C. for the past decade, I have seen the devastating effects of climate change and am compelled to act,” she said. “This is my first electoral endeavour and I am standing for the Green Party as they are the only national party with a substantial climate action plan to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement and start to turn the tide on climate change.”

For the past ten years she has worked as a family and emergency physician and has been heavily involved in medical education leadership locally and provincially.

She runs a busy family practice with two colleagues in Prince George and teaches as a clinical assistant professor in the UBC Medical Program. She married to Dr. Steven Chang and they are raising three children.

“I am eager to hear about what matters most to our northern communities in this election. I look forward to meeting constituents in the coming weeks,” she said. “The three issues I am most passionate about and want to move forward in this election are equitable health care for all, viable economic recovery from COVID-19, and climate action for a sustainable future for generations to come.”

She is running against incumbent Conservative Todd Doherty, Liberal Garth Frizzell, and New Democrat Audrey McKinnon.

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