It may be a statutory holiday, but that’s not stopping the leaders of B.C.’s three major parties from campaigning.
B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan is in Vancouver for a 3 p.m. campaign event, after spending the morning in Comox pumping up the Vancouver Island slate of candidates.
“This is a powerful island team to take the government of British Columbia and give it back to the people of the provinces, it’s exciting for me and it’s exciting for us,” Horgan told supporters.
The Island is expected to be an interesting battle, with the Greens hoping to make inroads.
Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver is in Victoria today.
Meanwhile, B.C. Liberal Leader Christy Clark spent the morning campaigning with a pancake breakfast in her home riding of Westside-Kelowna, where she took a shot at the NDP’s plan to eliminate bridge tolls.
“What they’re planning to do is to raid our kids’ inheritance. To just take the $500-million dollars out of the prosperity fund that we’ve set aside from non-renwable resources, and they’re going to spend that entire savings account for our kids in two years.”
She’s since moved on to a campaign stop in Kamloops.
With files from the Canadian Press