The election race is winding down to its final week but what can you expect from party leaders?
“I don’t think you’re going to see major promises. The leaders have basically exhausted their platforms,” says Keith Baldrey, Global News’ Chief political reporter.
He says people shouldn’t expect candidates to drop a huge announcement during the final days of the campaign trail.
“If there was a bombshell that would tell me that that leader’s campaign might be in a bit of trouble if they come up with some last second ‘Hail Mary’ pass.”
Baldrey says the focus will shift to campaigning in swing ridings, especially from the NDP and Liberals.
“At the beginning of the campaign, they might have one, two or three events a day. Now you’re going to see a lot more activity charged into a longer day and more travel.”
He says there are about 20 ridings at play in any election that could go back and forth between parties. Baldrey says they are usually won by narrow margins, and that’s where leaders will be spending more time.
“Metro Vancouver and Delta North probably has more visits from any leader than any riding throughout the campaign. Surrey-Fleetwood, most of Burnaby and the tri-cities is going to get a lot of attention.”
British Columbians head to polls May 9.