Leaders look for momentum in BC election

Ellen Mills
May 7, 2017

Horgan spent time walking through downtown Vernon, stopping to buy a five-litre carton of apple juice from the Vernon Judo Club, which was raising funds outside of a coffee shop.

He was greeted with chants of "NDP, NDP, NDP" at a packed Penticton restaurant where people also stood in the doorway and on an outside patio to hear him speak. "We can't risk another four years of Christy Clark".

Weaver says Horgan can't be trusted to bring in electoral reform any more than Liberal leader Christy Clark can.

But left unsaid is the pressing reality for leaders of the three major parties - Mr. Horgan, BC Liberal Leader Christy Clark and Andrew Weaver of the BC Green Party.

U.S. Trade Secretary Wilbur Ross issued a statement on Saturday saying "threats of retaliatory action are inappropriate and will not influence any final determinations".

Horgan said he isn't anxious about potentially lower corporate tax rates in the US, something President Donald Trump has said he would like to see happen in his country.

"We are trying to inspire people of British Columbia for a change they count on and offer them a fresh vision, not one that is based on fear but one that is based on hope", he said. "I say ... we can do better and we will do better". "If Donald Trump, fair enough, he wants to fight for jobs in the United States".

Ms. Clark skipped the speeches and instead served up ice cream, alongside her son Hamish, at a Port Moody shop.

- NDP Leader John Horgan is taking aim at Green voters, appealing to them to back his party to oust the Liberals from power.

"It's absolutely outrageous that in 2017 in British Columbia, in Canada we have seniors that are going a week without a bath because the government won't provide the resources to make that happen", he added to jeers from the crowd. "I believe what the premier is doing is irresponsible". "Older voters might still be around who can remember the '52-53 Legislature, but for others, usually governments in B.C. mean majority governments". "I am deeply concerned for the safety of British Columbians in these areas".

"As rain storms continue to wreak havoc on areas of the interior with flooding and mudslides, my thoughts continue to be with all those affected", he said in a statement.

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