We’re one hundred days away from the B.C. provincial election, so get ready for a campaign surge between now and May 9th.
The economy, job creation, political fundraising, affordability: Expect those to be four of the many topics of discussion as the BC Liberals and BC NDP gear up.
With only a few months remaining, chief political reporter for Global BC Keith Baldrey says John Horgan’s NDP needs to narrow their focus on issues.
“The NDP has to be wary not to make the same mistake the NDP made in 2013, which is to focus on a half dozen to ten issues at a time, just be all over the map and not have one message they can deliver over and over again. The economy for the Liberals, and probably more social program oriented stuff for the NDP.”
He adds our province has a habit of re-electing governments, and the onus will be on John Horgan and the BC NDP to hammer home a message for change.
“For a lot of suburban families where a lot of these key ridings exist like in Delta, Surrey, Burnaby, in particular, even potentially North Vancouver, there’s probably a lot of people hurting there economically. The challenge is for Christy Clark to make the case she’s in a better position to do something about it than John Horgan and the NDP.”
Baldrey says affordability will continue to lurk among the many issues Clark will need to keep at bay in order for the Liberals to retain power, but now will be a crucial time for Horgan to make everyday British Columbians know who he is.