The BC Liberals now say they “stand corrected” on assertions a woman who confronted party leader Christy Clark in a North Vancouver grocery store was planted there by the NDP.
The incident occurred last week when Sunshine Coast resident Linda Higgins approached Clark and told her “I will never vote for you because…” but she didn’t get to finish that sentence. Clark stepped in and told her “You don’t have to, that’s why we live in a democracy,” before turning and walking away.
The encounter was captured by a CBC reporter and went viral online, generating the hashtag #IamLinda which became a rallying point on Twitter for people who oppose the BC Liberal government.
However, soon afterwards senior Liberals including campaign director Laura Miller and lobbyist Mark Marissen, Clark’s former husband, went online claiming Higgins was sent there by the NDP.
That position has now changed. When asked Wednesday if they believe the woman was an NDP plant, the Liberals issued a short statement that says: “We’re happy to stand corrected.”
Earlier this week, Clark told CFOX radio host Jeff O’Neil that in retrospect, she should have stopped and talked with Higgins.