Francoise Raunet is a mom, a French Immersion teacher, and a lifelong Vancouverite. She currently lives in co-op housing on the Fraser River near the Knight Street Bridge with her husband and two young daughters.
Françoise got into activism at a young age, attending Solidarity marches and anti-Expo eviction protests in the 80s with her parents, and with the Environmental Youth Alliance in her teens. She is a seasoned Green candidate, having run for office several times in the last decade, including her first campaigns against then-premier Christy Clark in 2011 and 2013.
She has lived and worked all over the world, including France (1989-1990), Oregon (1992-1996), and Taipei (2001-2006). She completed her MA in International Studies at SFU, where she focused on complex emergencies and wrote on China's role in African development.
She is running to represent her home riding of Vancouver-Fraserview because, after a lifetime of fighting for peace, justice and environmental protection, government continues to steer us down the wrong path. She knows that she would be a strong advocate for our community in Victoria and that her voice deserves to be heard in the legislative assembly. If elected, she will fight for increased public education funding and for significant improvements to the Ministry of Education's pandemic response plan to improve safety and confidence in our schools. Françoise wants to build a vibrant local economy around renewable energy, public transportation, local food production, a strong social safety net, and ecosystem protection and rehabilitation.
It's not too late. We need to start building the economy of the future today. Help Françoise get to Victoria so she can make government pick up the pace. It's time, neighbours. Vote Green.