BC Liberal Leader Christy Clark says looking back, she should have stopped and talked with a woman who confronted her during a meet and greet in a North Vancouver grocery store.
Appearing on the Jeff O’Neil Show on CFOX, Clark was asked about the video of the encounter that went viral over the weekend.
LISTEN: BC Liberal Leader Christy Clark on CFOX (full interview)
“In retrospect, sure, yeah I wish I’d spoken- stopped and spoken to her. And I normally try to but the thing is you go to these things and you’re just whipping through, and there’s 100 people to talk to so I just do move a little bit quickly. But you know, the thing is we live in a democracy, and she gets a chance to confront me and tell me she doesn’t like me, and good for her, right?”
The incident, in which a woman named Linda told Clark she’d never vote for her, sparked the hashtag #IAmLinda after critics argued the Liberal leader was dismissive in the encounter.
LISTEN: BC NDP Leader John Horgan on CFOX (full interview)
The interview followed a similar appearance by NDP Leader John Horgan on the Jeff O’Neil Show last Friday, and involved Clark finally making good on a promise she made to the crew after her 2013 election victory – a mock appointment to cabinet.
Jeff O’Neil “Yah, can you please read that for us?”
Christy Clark: “Ministerial Designations: I, British Columbia Premier Christina Joan Clark, on this day in the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, do hereby designate my Ministers of Rock to be the right honoruable Jeff O’Neil Show. Signed, Premier Christy Clark.”
O’Neil: “You have to actually sign that. (laughter).”
British Columbians go to the polls May 9.