BC NDP promises to freeze BC Hydro rates

Leader John Horgan makes campaign stop in North Delta.

  • Apr. 10, 2017 2:01 p.m.

Leader John Horgan spoke at a campaign stop at B.C. NDP candidate Ravi Kahlon’s North Delta campaign office on Monday. Image Credit: James Smith

The BC New Democrats are vowing to freeze BC Hydro rates if elected.

NDP leader John Horgan made the announcement at a campaign stop Monday in North Delta, also touching on a pledge he made the day before in Surrey to eliminate bridge tolls.

Horgan also hinted at increases to health care and education spending, as well as investments in sustainable forestry, new hospitals, roads and public transit.

He didn’t offer much in the way of specifics or details, saying that would have to wait until the party unveils its official election platform on Thursday.

Voters are set to go to the polls May 9.

BC Election 2017

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

First week back to class underway at Vernon schools

Only 30 per cent of secondary students returned June 1 and 50 per cent of elementary

Vernon naturalists’ club seeks support for herony

Club asks people to email mayor and council before rookery protection item returns to agenda

Curbside reads available as Okanagan libraries reopen

Okanagan Regional Library reopened June 2 in phased approach

Lumby bands together to block flood water

Creeks swollen and flowing over roads, threatening properties

UPDATE: Burning sparks $200,000 in damage to old Oyama factory

Fire crews respond in full force to blaze on Pelmewash Parkway

VIDEO: A Vancouver Island black bear takes weekend nap in eagle tree

Videos captured by Terry Eissfeldt shows the bear arriving Saturday night and sleeping in on Sunday

WildSafeBC: What to do when you find a fawn

Fawning season occurs from May to early July

Small business grants available through Okanagan initiative

Susie and Bryan Gay launched ‘This Bag Helps’ to help fellow small business owners during the pandemic

About 30% of B.C. students return to schools as in-class teaching restarts amid pandemic

Education minister noted that in-class instruction remains optional

Trudeau avoids questions about anti-racism protesters dispersed for Trump photo-op

Prime minister says racism is an issue Canadians must tackle at home, too

How to safely drink water in areas impacted by flooding

Quality and safety of drinking water can be affected during and after floods

Three Calgary men make smart decision while lost in Shuswap

Adventurers’ vehicle breaks down at night in Seymour Arm area

Motorcycle driver disappears after crash along Highway 1 in South Shuswap

Chase RCMP respond to two single-vehicle crashes over the weekend

RCMP report Shuswap suspect threatened to kill neighbours

Police say man was arrested with loaded weapons inside vehicle and residence

Most Read