Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has waded into the B.C. election campaign, releasing a statement promising to look at a suggestion the BC Liberal leader has campaigned heavily on.
The timing is certainly interesting with just days to go before what the polls are showing could be a close result.
It’s been a campaign where Christy Clark has promised to stand up for B.C.’s lumber industry in Canada’s trade dispute with the U.S., despite not having much say as a provincial premier in international disputes.
But Clark has mulled the idea of a ban on thermal coal exports coming through B.C.
Today the Liberals making public a letter from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the BC Liberal leader saying he’ll “consider this request carefully and seriously,” and has asked trade officials to examine the next steps.
In this campaign Clark has tried to position herself as a leader with a “steady hand” who would stand up to U.S. President Donald Trump.