IN a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll among 1,067 British Columbia voters, amongst those and decided and leaning, the NDP (37%) has an eight-point lead over the governing Liberals (29%).
"I decided on the spur of the moment to go up and talk to her", Higgins told me. "Whether she succeeds or not remains to be seen". She admitted she had not seen the UBC study, but said the project is about "meeting the province's energy needs in the future". I think this clearly makes Christy Clark and her mob liars, extortionists, bullies and cowards.
Clark's response to Higgins - captured on several seconds of video - was to cut Higgins off mid-sentence, commenting, "That's why we live in a democracy", before briskly moving on.
Clark's brush-off was a gift to the NDP.
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If the Canadian government does not ban exports, a re-elected B.C. Liberal government would develop regulations to levy a carbon price on all thermal coal shipped through B.C. ports, Clark said in a statement.
To find the nearest voting station, use this search tool by Elections B.C. But their candidate in Burnaby North, Peter Hallschmid, denies that he's a spoiler for the progressive vote, and says he's finding a lot of Liberal voters are going Green because they can't bring themselves to turn left. Lobbyist Mark Marissen, Clark's ex-husband, called Higgins "an NDP plant".
Economist Jock Finlayson co-wrote the analysis and admits it's speculative, as the NDP has not specified plans for such an increase in its platform, however he says the logic plays out. "I'll be there to fight it again, we had a long hard fight previously but we'll organize again and go against it".
"I'm not a card-carrying NDP member", she added.
"Thank goodness", Higgins replied as Clark was leaving. "I am not a political person".
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David Black, an associate professor at the Royal Roads University school of communication and culture in Victoria, said Clark is offering voters symbolic reassurance on an issue she has little control over. "Perfect. That's her right", Clark said.
"I clearly misspoke, because the HST is not on the radar", said Bing.
"I love to debate policy", said Weaver. It was all on tape.
"They know I will speak my mind if I get an opportunity", she said. "I'm good with that".
Horgan said he asked the man to sit down and talk with him.
Across the province, 38% of British Columbians think housing, homelessness and poverty is the most important matter - a proportion that reaches 63% among people aged 18 to 34. "She's never been involved with the NDP, as far as I know". She might, Ms. Higgins said, have offered to have a Liberal staffer or the local candidate follow up. Ms. Higgins says she worked with Mr. Simons when he was in the civil service some years ago. He posted their photo on Facebook, triggering the Liberals' conspiracy theory that she was an NDP stooge.
In a separate question, more than three in five British Columbians (63%) say they have personally experienced a wait of more than one hour during an emergency-room visit, while more than two in five (43%) say they waited more than six months for a procedure or test.
BC Liberal incumbent Richard Lee says he's not anxious that he's in a party that supports the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in a riding where opposition against it is among the strongest in B.C.
The Liberals imposed a 12-per-cent harmonized sales tax in 2009 after saying in the previous election that the tax was "not something that is contemplated".