Saturday, October 31, 2020


BC Elections 2020

B.C. voter turnout hits all time low in 2020 provincial election, according to preliminary...

However the estimated voter turnout is expected to increase once all mail-in ballots are counted.
Voting Elections BC

Too close to call: some Island ridings may need to wait for mail-in ballot...

30 per cent of voters in BC signed up for mail-in ballots

BC Green Party incumbents hold on to Vancouver Island ridings

And they captured a third seat, on the mainland, formerly held by the BC Liberals.

BC NDP projected to form majority government in 2020 election

Several incumbents on Vancouver Island are expected to keep their seats, but some ridings are too close to call.
Josie Osborne

Tofino Mayor Josie Osborne wins Island seat for BC NDP

Her win means a byelection will be held to replace her as Mayor.
Horgan Wilkinson Furstenau

LIVE: Coverage of the 2020 BC Elections results

Follow along to find out who's in the lead on Vancouver Island!
BC Leaders Wilkinson Horgan Furstenau

Where each B.C. political party stands on climate change policy

Analyzing how comprehensive and realistic the parties’ plans are.
John Horgan Lacrosse

Horgan Smash: NDP poised to form majority government according to final polls

From start to finish, the NDP have dominated the polls
Le Chateau Mayfair

Le Château hangs up its hat, closing all 123 stores across Canada 

The company’s closure is expected to cost about 1,400 jobs

Where each B.C. political party stands on economic recovery during (and after) COVID-19

Laying out the parties' biggest promises and analyzing which ones are likely to benefit B.C. the most.
Vote by mail

Over one-third of all B.C. voters have requested mail-in ballots or voted in advance

Today is the last day for advance voting ahead of general election day on October 24
Chris Istace

Vancouver Island Green candidate apologizes after calling First Nations gaming grants ‘handouts’

The comments were made during an all-candidates debate last week
Elections BC Voting

Latest poll shows B.C. election could be a close race near the end

Advance voter intentions still favour the NDP
BC Leaders Oct. 6

Where each B.C. political party stands on housing and homelessness

Rental rebates, tax loopholes, and capital funding

South Island candidate speaks out after racist incident in Saanich (VIDEO)

“I don’t want to be treated like a victim. We put this out so people can learn.”

Indigenous chiefs call on BC NDP to remove candidate after insensitive remarks

But the Council of the Haida Nation has rejected calls for Nathan Cullen's resignation.
Murray Rankin Camosun Campaign

BC NDP pitch $150,000 towards new movie facilities at Camosun College

The project proposes three new sound stages and assorted facilities
Victoria-Swan Lake Candidates

BC Election Riding Profile: Victoria-Swan Lake

Other riding profiles can be found under our "BC Elections 2020" tab

Furstenau surges in popularity post-debate, but Greens don’t surge with her (POLL)

The Green Party is the most common second choice for voters.

BC Liberal candidate resigns after comparing free birth control plan to eugenics

Laurie Throness is also known for his past comments in support of conversion therapy.
Saanich South candidates

BC Election Riding Profile: Saanich South

One candidate from each major party is running.
Vote by mail

Vote-by-mail requests surge in Greater Victoria ridings

You can request vote-by-mail packages online until Oct. 17.
Sonia Furstenau

BC Greens launch full platform, taking steps towards basic income

They also pledged to bring back BC Ferries as a Crown Corporation
Langford-Juan de Fuca Candidates

BC Election Riding Profile: Langford-Juan de Fuca

The riding has only existed in its current form since 2017.

5 key moments from last night’s BC leaders debate

Doctor vs. ‘Premier Dad’ and the Green leader who could

BC Election Riding Profile: Esquimalt-Metchosin

The riding also includes Colwood and View Royal.

BC NDP pledge $750K to clean up Elk and Beaver Lakes in Saanich

It should reduce the number of toxic algae bloom outbreaks.
BC Leaders Oct. 6

LIVE: updates and election coverage from the 2020 BC Leaders Debate

We'll be updating this post LIVE throughout the evening!
Voting Elections BC

NDP maintaining wide lead as B.C. election enters final two weeks (POLL)

Polls from Leger and Ipsos show the NDP in majority territory
BC Liberals Wilkinson

BC Liberals release full election platform amid sexism controversy

Most platform details had been announced earlier by the party

BC Liberals slammed for sexist comments against NDP candidate in leaked video

The wronged candidate called the remarks a "deeply uncomfortable characterization" of her kind actions.
Victoria-Beacon Hill Candidates

BC Election Riding Profile: Victoria-Beacon Hill

Four candidates are vying for the riding.
Oak Bay-Gordon Head four candidates

BC Election Riding Profile: Oak Bay-Gordon Head

UVic and the Jubilee Hospital are in the riding.
Saanich North

BC Election Riding Profile: Saanich North and the Islands

The riding encompasses Sidney, North Saanich, and Central Saanich.
Contraception

Advocates applaud BC NDP promise of free contraception

AccessBC has been advocating for the issue for four years

B.C.’s provincial parties tout tourism top-ups in week three of election

Revenue for 2020 is forecast at $6.7 billion compared to $20.4 billion in 2018.

BC Greens pledge free child care, subsidies for parents in latest platform announcement

“There is no reason we needed to go to an election to implement these policies," said party leader Sonia Furstenau.
BC Leaders Oct. 6

Poll finds BC NDP still in the lead, but many voters remain undecided (SURVEY)

The NDP leads on most individual issues.
supportive housing

BC NDP promises rent freeze til 2022, up to $1,000 one-time benefit in campaign...

The entire platform includes promises on health care, transit, benefits, the overdose crisis and more.
Wilkinson Liberals

BC Liberals pledge to break up ICBC auto insurance monopoly if elected

ICBC would still be offered as an option.

BC Greens pledge $1 billion mental health fund if elected

If elected, the funding would be incorporated into MSP

BC Election highlights: Greens promise rent relief, NDP offers ICBC break, and Liberals focus...

It’s week three of the snap election campaign.
Andrew Wilkinson Merritt

BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson denounces protests against Trans Mountain pipeline

He also accused the BC NDP of “organizing protests”

Full list of BC NDP, Liberal, and Green candidates running in the October 2020...

Candidate nominations have officially closed. Time to fill in those mail-in ballots. #bcpoli #bcelxn2020
Horgan Wilkinson Furstenau

Where each B.C. political party stands on mental health, addiction and the overdose crisis

2 weeks into the election campaign, no one has released a platform yet, but here's a detailed review of what we know about their stance so far.
Kate O'Connor

17-year-old Kate O’Connor nominated for Green Party in Saanich South

She’s the youngest candidate in the election.
Andrew Wilkinson Campaigning

BC Liberals pledge no service cuts, tout benefits of PST elimination

Andrew Wilkinson made the promise at a campaign stop in Campbell River this morning

BC Greens announce new candidates as party struggles to achieve full slate

They need 87 candidates to run with a full slate.
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