Wednesday was a critical day for the B.C. party leaders as they focused on key swing ridings.
“Thank you everyone for coming out here today. Beautiful day here on the border between North Delta and Surrey,” BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson was working to shift votes in Surrey with an attack on NDP transportation policies, including the delay of the George Massey Tunnel replacement project.
“The NDP cancelled that project and left people in North Delta sitting in traffic for hours and hours and hours every week. That’s not good enough,” he said.
NDP Leader John Horgan was also in the Fraser Valley, taking a jab at Wilkinson, who said that because he is a doctor, he’d be more effective to work with BC’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry.
“We only need one public health officer in British Columbia. And we have the best one in Canada. I appreciate that Mr. Wilkinson might be looking for another job but it shouldn’t be as the public health officer in BC,” Horgan said.
BC Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau was shoring up support in the Cowichan Valley. She responded to remarks by Horgan that he won’t give the Greens’ official party status after the election.
“And we will be showing British Columbians that there is a very viable and important alternative to the old parties in this province that have done things the same way for so long and not gotten us to the outcomes that we need in British Columbia.,” she said.
Furstenau is hoping her profile as leader will help not only her party but help her hang on to her own seat.
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