New Democrat Leader John Horgan looking forward to BC election results

New Democrat Leader John Horgan looking forward to BC election results

- Horgan visited a fire hall in Vancouver, where Dustin Bourdeaudhuy, vice-president of Firefighters Union Local 18, said firefighters went on 700 overdose calls in April.

John Horgan's election campaign tour drove twice through Kelowna on Saturday without stopping, a reversal from a prewrit trip in which the NDP leader said his team would compete for seats in the cradle of the provincial free-enterprise movement now represented by the BC Liberals.

"People are exhausted of a government that only focuses on the people who write the cheques".

"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.

"Every day, it's getting harder and more expensive to live in B.C., and the only people getting ahead are Christy Clark and her rich friends", said Eby in a statement.

"As soon as a party resorts to discussions of vote-splitting, it's a party that failed to inspire British Columbians to vote for them".

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To the Greens, in particular, he said the New Democrats were on the same page. "That's why we live in a democracy", Clark says before walking away.

"We are going to stand strong to make sure we support jobs in British Columbia", says Clark. "I believe what the premier is doing is irresponsible". In the survey, 42% of British Columbians said they are satisfied with the Liberals on those economic issues.

The NDP however, say Clark failed to address the expired softwood lumber deal in time.

"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 any form of minority, Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver would hold the balance of power, and any bill the governing party is trying to pass would need the approval of the Greens.

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

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