Premier campaigns in East Kootenay, as shadow of Trump looms over election

Liberal leader Christy Clark, NDP leader John Horgan and Green Party leader Andrew Weaver started with a series of questions on housing affordability.

The incident, in which a woman named Linda told Clark she'd never vote for her, sparked the hashtag #IAmLinda after critics argued the Liberal leader was dismissive in the encounter.

"That's why I think the question in this election is which leader is best able to lead the fight to protect and create jobs", Clark said of the new trend in the U.S.

In 2015, the Gitanyow hereditary chiefs filed an application in court to try to force the B.C. Liberal government to adhere to the Nisga'a Final Agreement Act and set limits on moose harvests in the Nass Valley.

While the Sunshine Coast resident was having lunch in North Vancouver last Thursday, Ms. Higgins realized Ms. Clark was campaigning at a nearby market and went over to speak with her.

Christy Clark: "Ministerial Designations: I, British Columbia Premier Christina Joan Clark, on this day in the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, do hereby designate my Ministers of Rock to be the right honoruable Jeff O'Neil Show". "This whole thing's coming down to, 'What's going to happen with the Green vote?'"

But Ruff said the mood for change in B.C. does not appear to be as large of a factor as it was in 1991 when the Social Credit dynasty was defeated by the New Democrats or in 2001 when the Liberals decimated the NDP.

Clark ducked questions about big donations received by her party, referring to the province's record on job creation.

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"I don't think that the foreign buyers tax has had the impact the Liberals wanted it to have because it's so easy to get around".

"I am the only who has actively participated in opposing the Kinder Morgan Pipeline expansion, and we are rallying around that". The NDP consistently lost it to the Liberals three times since then, but each time by under 1,000 votes.

Horgan says there isn't a plan for how much each rebate will be worth.

"I love to debate policy", said Weaver.

British Columbia is the only province with a tax linked directly to health care. "I didn't say anything remotely like that".

Weaver challenged Horgan about being a "career politician" who has spent 16 years in opposition, saying no to the B.C. Liberals.

"I really like that, because if I get an injury, I want to know that I can be treated well and that my injuries get cured", said the Grade 5 student. "So what I've said is, 'Look, we'll be prepared to talk to the business community..."

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