BC politics

BC Liberals’ Skeena MLA Candidate Ellis Ross, left, with a photographer, BC Liberals’ North Coast MLA candidate Roy Jones Jr., an LNG Canada worker, and BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson. Wilkinson was in Kitimat on Wednesday (Oct. 14) to make an announcement. (Clare Rayment photo)

BC Liberals pledge to support a second LNG export facility in northern B.C.

The BC Liberal leader was in Kitimat Wednesday (Oct. 14) to make the announcement

BC Liberals’ Skeena MLA Candidate Ellis Ross, left, with a photographer, BC Liberals’ North Coast MLA candidate Roy Jones Jr., an LNG Canada worker, and BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson. Wilkinson was in Kitimat on Wednesday (Oct. 14) to make an announcement. (Clare Rayment photo)
NDP candidates Murray Rankin, Rob Fleming and Mitzi Dead promised the government would launch a long-term ship repair strategy on Wednesday if reelected. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

NDP promise to launch longterm shipbuilding, repair strategy if reelected

The aim is to create jobs within the province, support west coast shipyards

NDP candidates Murray Rankin, Rob Fleming and Mitzi Dead promised the government would launch a long-term ship repair strategy on Wednesday if reelected. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
The B.C. NDP have pledged to make contraception options such as birth control pills, IUDs, the patch, and the Nuva ring free for all. (AccessBC)

B.C. NDP’s pledge of free birth control followed by Liberals, Greens

AccessBC says burden of paying for contraception should be carried by society, not just women

The B.C. NDP have pledged to make contraception options such as birth control pills, IUDs, the patch, and the Nuva ring free for all. (AccessBC)
Advance Polls took place over the weekend. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

ELECTION 2020: Candidates outline top issues facing Victoria-Beacon Hill

Advance voting opens Oct. 15, ahead of the Oct. 24 election

  • Oct 14, 2020
Advance Polls took place over the weekend. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Advance polls for upcoming provincial election run from Oct. 15-21. (File photo)

ELECTION 2020: Candidates outline top issues facing Saanich North and the Islands

Advance voting opens Oct. 15, ahead of the Oct. 24 election

  • Oct 14, 2020
Advance polls for upcoming provincial election run from Oct. 15-21. (File photo)
NDP Leader John Horgan is silhouetted while speaking during a campaign stop in Vancouver on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. At the end of a recent virtual town hall meeting where about a dozen people asked questions about British Columbia’s Oct. 24 election, Horgan said he was enjoying campaigning online.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C.’s virtual COVID-19 election campaign lacks human touch: expert

Pandemic has seen governments, businesses and families make changes they would never have considered a year ago,

NDP Leader John Horgan is silhouetted while speaking during a campaign stop in Vancouver on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. At the end of a recent virtual town hall meeting where about a dozen people asked questions about British Columbia’s Oct. 24 election, Horgan said he was enjoying campaigning online.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
NDP Leader John Horgan, right to left, Green leader Sonia Furstenau and Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson prepare for a debate at the Chan Centre in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, October 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Horgan attempts to clarify ‘I don’t see colour’ debate answer with Twitter post

A day after the debate, Horgan revised his answer on Twitter, admitting it could have upset people

NDP Leader John Horgan, right to left, Green leader Sonia Furstenau and Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson prepare for a debate at the Chan Centre in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, October 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Tyson Strandlund, 28, is running in the Langford-Juan de Fuca riding under the B.C. Communist Party flag. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

B.C. VOTES 2020: UVic student adds name to provincial election ballot for third time

Tyson Strandlund running for the Communist Party in Langford-Juan de Fuca

Tyson Strandlund, 28, is running in the Langford-Juan de Fuca riding under the B.C. Communist Party flag. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
B.C. NDP leader John Horgan releases his election platform, Vancouver, Oct. 6, 2020. (B.C. NDP photo)

Seniors care is one of the most important issues this election

Not an ideological decision, John Horgan says

B.C. NDP leader John Horgan releases his election platform, Vancouver, Oct. 6, 2020. (B.C. NDP photo)
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ELECTION 2020: Candidates outline top issues facing Victoria-Swan Lake

Advance voting opens Oct. 15, ahead of the Oct. 24 election

  • Oct 14, 2020
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B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, B.C. Greens leader Sonia Furstenau and B.C. NDP leader John Horgan take part in election debate at the UBC campus, Vancouver, Oct. 13, 2020. (CTV)

B.C. leaders tested in the only TV election debate of 2020

Horgan, Wilkinson, Furstenau press their criticisms

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, B.C. Greens leader Sonia Furstenau and B.C. NDP leader John Horgan take part in election debate at the UBC campus, Vancouver, Oct. 13, 2020. (CTV)
Voting sign in Ashcroft, May 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Meet Your Candidates: Esquimalt-Metchosin hopefuls outline the issues facing their riding

Advance voting opens Oct. 15, ahead of the Oct. 24 election

  • Oct 13, 2020
Voting sign in Ashcroft, May 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
B.C. Finance Minister Carole James presents her last budget in the B.C. legislature, Feb. 18, 2020. Its modest surplus forecast was quickly erased by COVID-19 and a deficit nearing $13 billion. (B.C. government photo)

B.C. parties battle over tax promises to recover from COVID-19

Sales tax cut or another round of borrowed relief payments

B.C. Finance Minister Carole James presents her last budget in the B.C. legislature, Feb. 18, 2020. Its modest surplus forecast was quickly erased by COVID-19 and a deficit nearing $13 billion. (B.C. government photo)
ELECTION 2020: Candidates outline top issues facing Oak Bay-Gordon Head

ELECTION 2020: Candidates outline top issues facing Oak Bay-Gordon Head

Advance voting opens Oct. 15, ahead of the Oct. 24 election

  • Oct 13, 2020
ELECTION 2020: Candidates outline top issues facing Oak Bay-Gordon Head
B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson announces plan for more police and psychiatric support teams, Vancouver, Oct. 7, 2020. (B.C. Liberal Party)

B.C. Liberals promise to ban elections in a provincial emergency

Andrew Wilkinson rolls out party platform before debate

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson announces plan for more police and psychiatric support teams, Vancouver, Oct. 7, 2020. (B.C. Liberal Party)
New Democrat Zeb King, BC Green Adam Olsen and Liberal Stephen Roberts will have a busy day on Oct. 15 when they will participate in at least two all-candidates’ forums, starting with an afternoon forum hosted by the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, then followed by an evening forum hosted North Saanich Residents Association. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Saanich North and the Islands candidates can expect ‘surprise’ questions during forum

North Saanich Residents Association hosts forum Oct. 15 at Saanich Peninsula Presbyterian Church

New Democrat Zeb King, BC Green Adam Olsen and Liberal Stephen Roberts will have a busy day on Oct. 15 when they will participate in at least two all-candidates’ forums, starting with an afternoon forum hosted by the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, then followed by an evening forum hosted North Saanich Residents Association. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
NDP Leader John Horgan pauses while responding to questions during a campaign stop, in Vancouver, on Monday, October 12, 2020. A provincial election will be held in British Columbia on October 24. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. New Democrats promise renter’s rebate, rent freeze as parties ready for debate

The plan also includes making a cap on rent increases permanent

NDP Leader John Horgan pauses while responding to questions during a campaign stop, in Vancouver, on Monday, October 12, 2020. A provincial election will be held in British Columbia on October 24. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
BC Election 2020. BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, BC NDP leader John Horgan, and BC Green leader Sonia Furstenau. (File)

Leaders of B.C.’s three main political parties to take part in televised debate

Political experts say debate could be one of few events where voters get a chance to truly assess leaders

BC Election 2020. BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, BC NDP leader John Horgan, and BC Green leader Sonia Furstenau. (File)
NDP candidate for North Vancouver-Lonsdale, Bowinn Ma, introduces NDP Leader John Horgan during a campaign stop at Seaspan Shipyards in North Vancouver B.C., on Friday, October 9, 2020. A provincial election will be held in British Columbia on October 24. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Liberal candidate apologizes for comments made about NDP politician in viral video

Jane Thornthwaite said she’s sorry for commenting on Bowinn Ma’s looks during roast for a retiring politician

NDP candidate for North Vancouver-Lonsdale, Bowinn Ma, introduces NDP Leader John Horgan during a campaign stop at Seaspan Shipyards in North Vancouver B.C., on Friday, October 9, 2020. A provincial election will be held in British Columbia on October 24. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C.’s election is fast approaching with advance polls opening around the province this week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Advanced voting begins today, here’s a guide to casting yours in Greater Victoria

Where and how to cast your ballot for the upcoming provincial election

B.C.’s election is fast approaching with advance polls opening around the province this week. (Black Press Media file photo)