Making threats of trade retaliation during an election campaign is not the way to respond to the latest USA import duty on Canadian lumber, NDP leader John Horgan says.
Might I remind everyone that Keith Baldrey is a political correspondent, but that gives him no particular expertise regarding what will happen in this or any other provincial or municipal election, because he is not a polling expert.
Later in Port Moody, Clark and her son Hamish served ice cream and chatted with people at a campaign event.
She again warned supporters of the negative impact she insisted an NDP government would have on jobs.
Although she has stuck to a consistent message about jobs and the economy throughout the campaign, in the final days of the four-week effort, she has emphasized the threats posed to the province's economic success.
Clark pointed out that the program existed while the NDP was in power in the 1990s. In this riding, Liberal Richard Lee had a margin of victory in 2013 of just 2.9 per cent.
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"That's the whole point, man", a beaming Mr. Horgan told a news conference in Vernon.
"We can do much better than this", he told a crowd of about 100 at candidate Barry Dorval's campaign office.
Over a third of British Columbians believe that the BC New Democratic Party (NDP) would fare worse than the BC Liberals when it comes to job creation, according to a recent survey by Insights West.
Horgan also spent some time attempting to appeal to "disaffected Liberal voters", and signs of red and green appeared in the rally promoting a similar message. He has cited such issues as electoral reform and stopping the expansion of the Trans-Mountain pipeline between Alberta and the Lower Mainland.
Minutes after Horgan's comments, Green Leader Andrew Weaver arrived outside the venue where Horgan spoke.
"Mr. Horgan has committed to a referendum on proportional representation and makes the kind of lame argument, you know, if you vote for us, you can vote Green next time".
He said he'd be willing to work with either party to help form a minority government if that's how next Tuesday unfolds.