WATCH: BC NDP Leader John Horgan unveils his campaign bus and slogan
The official start to the 2017 provincial election campaign may still be a week off, but that’s not stopping the parties from putting rubber on the road.
The opposition BC NDP made it official today with the unveiling of its campaign bus and slogan.
“I’ve spent my entire life on the inside of a bus, and now there I am bigger than life on the outside of a bus,” quipped NDP Leader John Horgan, referring to the 10-foot tall graphic depicting him surrounded by smiling children.
Emblazoned above it: “It’s time to build a better B.C.”
“We’ve got a lot of miles to cover, we’re going to be criss-crossing British Columbia in the magic bus here, and we’re going to be taking people on it. It’s time to rev this campaign up and get the show on the road,” Horgan told the crowd.
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Flanked by cheering supporters he took the opportunity to sketch out the party’s by now familiar campaign themes.
“We’re going to focus on growing an economy that includes everybody and making sure that we’re providing the services that people desperately need. Public education, health care, $10-a-day childcare, lifting the minimum wage, those are the issues that we’re going to be talking about.”
Rival B.C. Liberals have yet to unveil their bus, but will be campaigning on the slogan “Strong BC, bright future.”
British Columbians go to the polls May 9.