John Horgan takes campaign to Liberal heartland in Okanagan

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With the election Tuesday, the party leader stopped in Vernon-Monashee Saturday to meet with party faithful.

"We also have the Columbia River treaty that's now under negotiation, there are agricultural exchanges that we have as well as energy", Horgan said.

With voting day just a few days away, Horgan and Clark are on their final stretch of campaigning, pulling lengthy days to hit some of their final stops before election day.

New Democrat Leader John Horgan reached out to prospective Green party voters, and in at least one riding campaign workers said a split vote would actually help the NDP.

- Clark is defending a little-known tax rebate program meant to attract worldwide business, which TD Bank used to claim a $2.8-million refund that a court says the province must consider after it first rejected the claim over a missed deadline.

He said the NDP and Greens share similar positions on electoral reform, climate change and opposition to the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project.

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"He did a fantastic job". "He's been fast all weekend, so exceptional and great for the team". "I want to win this year. I'm confident that we have the right people, the right tools on board and we will make progress.

Clark said the International Business Activity Act has created more revenue than it has cost and it's aimed at luring companies to B.C.

"Today's BC Liberal candidates are focused earning the trust of voters by communicating our plan for economic growth, job creation and low taxes for the middle class in contrast to the NDP's irresponsible scheme to hike taxes and run a $6.5 billion deficit", it said.

"We can do much better than this", he told a crowd of about 100 at candidate Barry Dorval's campaign office. "If people continue to vote for the lesser of two evils, they'll get the lesser of two evils, but the lesser of two evils, is still not very good". A careful look at their policies will show that they also support progressive social initiatives and true free enterprise which encourages small and medium business, where most new jobs are created, rather than big business in the form of global corporations. Horgan said it was a modest program under former Social Credit and New Democrat governments.

"I guess the folks in Finance decided that (TD Bank) met that goal", she said.

"We can defeat Christy Clark and the B.C. Liberals but we have to come together to make it happen", Horgan said, adding a warning that vote splits benefit the Liberals.

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