BC election campaign set to begin

BC election campaign set to begin

The Liberals and NDP have already announced all their candidates in each riding.

The tone may have started like a celebration, but when John Horgan took questions from supporters, one identified herself as a friend of the family of Baby Mac - the toddler who died January in childcare - making childcare in the BC election issue.

Lower costs but better jobs and services - that was NDP leader John Horgan's motto as he kicked off his party's provincial election campaign in Surrey on Sunday.

Horgan also reiterated his party's intention to eliminate MSP premiums, introduce $10-a-day child care and roll back tax breaks for the top two per cent of the province. Eleven per cent preferred BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver.

"We know that education rises people up, so there's been investment in terms of infrastructure at Vancouver Island University (and) we're committed to creating innovative opportunities for people to learn and grow", she said.

James said the Liberals' promise to improve Wi-Fi on ferries shows how out of touch the party is. "Nobody has established themselves as a leader at this point". "I feel like this was a deliberate attempt to distract from the problems Christy Clark is facing".

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"Right now the only people paying the price for infrastructure is people south of the Fraser and I don't think that's fair". "People care about having more money in their pocket".

Clark adds her government will focus on smart transit expansion, and if elected, will welcome ride-share companies like Uber to the province later in the year.

The platform also promises $1 million to improve Wi-Fi coverage for B.C. Ferries vessels and waiting areas.

Weaver campaigned Tuesday in Vancouver's Olympic Village on his party's housing policy that he says aims to cool the overheated real estate market by, among other things, improving the supply of homes through capital spending to build about 4,000 new units a year. Of those five issues, respondents only preferred Clark over Horgan on the issue of jobs and employment. The information and/or data may only be rebroadcast or republished with full and proper credit and attribution to "Global News Ipsos".

- Linda Kayfish, the sister of a health researcher who was sacked by the province in 2012 and later killed himself, accused Clark at a news conference of being "callous and cynical" in her government's response to a recent report by British Columbia's Office of the Ombudsperson about the firings. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. Voters may now head to the polls early on April 29-30, as well as May 3-6.

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