The BC Liberals are on the hunt in the second week of the election campaign, attacking several NDP candidates.
The party says Courtenay-Comox candidate Ronna-Rae Leonard compared police officers to Nazis, and that she supports an anti-Israeli politician.
NDP leader John Horgan says he doesn’t intend to go after the Liberals.
“I can take the attacks. My candidates can take the attacks, but what I think the public is tired of is a Premier whose first response is to attack. My first response is to help.”
The Liberals also claim Burnaby-Lougheed NDP candidate Katrina Chen says South Asians only run because they want a high profile.
Another Liberal claim: Columbia River-Revelstoke candidate Gerry Taft doesn’t believe in the equity mandate saying there are no systematic barriers in political participation.
Horgan says he has confidence in his team and plans on running a clean campaign.
“Rather than someone who’s desperate to cling to their job, we should have a government that’s working for people, and that’s what we’re going to focus on over the next 23 days. If the Liberals want to get up and attack every morning, that’s their business. I welcome them to do that. I’m going to talk about the things that matter to people. I’m going to talk about how we can make life better for British Columbians.”
The Liberals also claim Richmond South Centre candidate Chak Au has told ethnic media he would vote according to his conscience on human rights items.