B.C. election: Key developments from Day 25

Posted May 07, 2017

"I have asked federal trade officials to further examine the request to inform our government's next steps", Trudeau said in the letter.

"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.

"We can defeat Christy Clark and the B.C. Liberals but we have to come together to make it happen", Horgan said, adding a warning that vote splits benefit the Liberals.

Following the antics of B.C.'s leadership hopefuls on the campaign trail, it wouldn't be a surprise if we saw low voter turnout once more this election.

To the Greens, in particular, he said the New Democrats were on the same page.

"I was in Christy Clark's riding at the start of the campaign and we drove through it today and I saw a lot of orange", he said, referring to NDP campaign signs. "That's why we live in a democracy", Clark says before walking away.

"There may be jobs happening at the coast but the jobs are not happening in our community", said Dorval.

Horgan said if he is elected premier May 9, he will go to Washington D.C. within 30 days to make B.C.'s lumber case to USA officials.

The NDP will stick with their plan to raise corporate income tax rates by one per cent as it will put them "in line" with Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, said Horgan.

"I believe this election is about change", he said outside the restaurant in Penticton.

However, 33% of British Columbians believe the NDP would do better than the Liberals when it comes to home affordability, and roughly three in five residents support the NDP's proposed $10-a-day child care program.

BC Premier Christie Clark has been very vocal over the 20 percent tariff imposed by the USA on the softwood lumber industry.

Green Party Park Board Commissioner says vote-splitting is a real concern in a tight race that could see Liberal incumbent Suzanne Anton re-elected.

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

Green Leader Andrew Weaver also focused part of his campaign on Saturday on the flooding and mudslides in the Interior. And while both mainstream parties pay lip service to aboriginal issues, neither the Liberals nor the NDP have taken meaningful steps to right historical wrongs or to ensure equal opportunity for a prosperous future for the peoples whose historical land we occupy.