B.C. election: Key developments from Day 23

B.C. election: Key developments from Day 23

VANCOUVER — A look at some key developments from Day 23 of the B.C. election campaign for each of the parties:

NDP:

— New Democrat Leader John Horgan accused the Liberals of planning to bring back the harmonized sales tax, despite Liberal denials.

— Horgan said an increase in advance voter turnout in B.C. is good news for the New Democrats because early voting shows people are looking for a change after 16 years of Liberal governments.

LIBERALS:

— Liberal Leader Christy Clark repeated her promise not to bring in a value-added tax if her party wins Tuesday’s election after Horgan said the promise can’t be believed.

— The Liberals issued a statement saying “we’re happy to stand corrected” on claims from party officials that a woman caught on video telling Clark she wouldn’t vote for her was planted at an event by the NDP.

— Alberta Premier Rachel Notley lashed out at Clark over the Liberal promise to put a $70 per tonne tax on the thermal coal, which would hurt Alberta. Clark said the tax is an opportunity for Alberta to join the fight on climate change.

GREENS:

— David Suzuki endorsed the B.C. Green party. The prominent environmentalist said it is the fist time he has endorsed a political party.

— Green Leader Andrew Weaver said receiving an endorsement from Suzuki was an extraordinary moment for him, calling Suzuki an inspiration in his scientific career.

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