B.C. election: Key developments from Day 22

B.C. election: Key developments from Day 22

VANCOUVER — A look at some key developments from Day 22 of the B.C. election campaign for each of the parties:

NDP:

— NDP leader John Horgan promised investments into health care while campaigning in Kamloops on Tuesday, calling a shortfall of family doctors in the area a crisis.

— He says the NDP would invest in a new patient care tower at Royal Inland Hospital and build urgent care facilities across the province.

— Liberal Health Minister Terry Lake, who isn’t seeking re-election, showed up at the campaign stop to dispute the New Democrats claims that 30,000 people in the area are without a family doctor, saying no party can improve access to primary care overnight.

LIBERALS:

— Liberal Leader Christy Clark appears to be making the dispute with the United States over softwood a key election issue while campaigning in Merritt.

— Clark promised a hefty $70 per tonne carbon tax on U.S. thermal coal that’s shipped through the province’s ports, making it uncompetitive in the global market.

— She says it’s the right time “to send a strong message” to the U.S. administration and “lumber barons” that the province will not back down after the Americans imposed a 20 per cent levy on Canadian softwood, threatening the sector in B.C.

GREENS:

— Green Leader Andrew Weaver attacked the NDP during a campaign stop in Vancouver, saying the party has made “disturbing” multibillion-dollar promises without saying how they would be paid for.

— Weaver says the New Democrats’ plan to end MSP premiums is not “fully costed” compared to the Green’s strategy.

— He also says his party has introduced two bills in the legislature to try to get the ride sharing industry going, while the New Democrats’ plans for the industry lacks information.

 

The Canadian Press

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