BC's Clark thanks Trudeau for considering ban, tax on thermal coal

Francis Osborne
May 7, 2017

However, the Liberal party said a study by the government found the program created 1,140 jobs between 2004 and 2007.

Horgan said the NDP will make significant investments in schools, hospitals, infrastructure and young families, which has been lacking for decades under the B.C. Liberals.

Speaking at a shut-down sawmill in Merritt on Tuesday, Horgan said action against USA coal shipments brought up by train to B.C.'s coal port in Delta "is in the range of options" B.C. should consider.

Horgan is also reaching out to undecided voters.

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.

"I think that we can all agree that we can't afford four more years of Christy Clark", he said. People are exhausted of politics as usual - and so are we. "I say ... we can do better and we will do better".

"There may be jobs happening at the coast but the jobs are not happening in our community", said Dorval.

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"We are going to focus and make sure the issues that are important to us as Islanders are addressed", he said.

The NDP will stick with their plan to raise corporate income tax rates by one per cent as it will put them "in line" with Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, said Horgan. The exchange of letters between the leader of Canada and the premier of British Columbia signals a shift, of sorts, for both leaders. "I believe what the premier is doing is irresponsible".

BC Premier Christie Clark has been very vocal over the 20 percent tariff imposed by the USA on the softwood lumber industry.

Hamish Telford, a political science professor at the University of the Fraser Valley, says Green Leader Andrew Weaver has presented himself as a credible alternative to the traditional parties and is aiming to gain three more seats for his party when voters head to the polls on Tuesday. "We drove through it today and I saw a lot of orange signs", he said.

Green Party Park Board Commissioner says vote-splitting is a real concern in a tight race that could see Liberal incumbent Suzanne Anton re-elected.

"Amidst all of this negativity, we are proud to be offering something British Columbians a change they can count on".

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