BC Liberals fare better than NDP in poll on handling of economy

Jane Richards
May 7, 2017

However, the Liberal party said a study by the government found the program created 1,140 jobs between 2004 and 2007.

"We also have the Columbia River treaty that's now under negotiation, there are agricultural exchanges that we have as well as energy", Horgan said. But Clark said those candidates are running under Leader John Horgan, who has said he wanted to distribute marijuana through B.C. Liquor Stores.

- Weaver says Horgan's comments smack of voter suppression.

He says that a BC NDP government will immediately refer this program to the Auditor-General for investigation, and will cancel all aspects of the program that don't provide provable benefits for British Columbians.

"I think that we can all agree that we can't afford four more years of Christy Clark", he said.

"People are exhausted of a government that only focuses on the people who write the cheques". "I say ... we can do better and we will do better".

"We are going to focus and make sure the issues that are important to us as Islanders are addressed", he said. He said fundraising has increased because they banned union and corporate donations.

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. The exchange of letters between the leader of Canada and the premier of British Columbia signals a shift, of sorts, for both leaders.

Horgan said the NDP would consider adjustments to rates down the road, but is more concerned about getting a fair deal in the softwood lumber dispute.

"I strongly believe that Sue Powell is going to win this election because the disenfranchised Liberal voters are defecting and she's picking up some of those votes and the Greens are picking up the other ones, but our base is very very strong", said NDP supporter Scott DeLong.

With the election Tuesday, the party leader stopped in Vernon-Monashee Saturday to meet with party faithful.

"I'm appealing to those who are contemplating voting Green that we have a lot of concerns in common", he said. "I think people are exhausted of the neglect of services".

"Amidst all of this negativity, we are proud to be offering something British Columbians a change they can count on".

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