Provincial Politics

Elizabeth May spoke in downtown Nanaimo about how local voters don't need to pick the lesser of two evils on voting day, May 9.
Elizabeth May spoke in downtown Nanaimo about how local voters don't need to pick the lesser of two evils on voting day, May 9. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May visits Nanaimo for downtown rally

By Spencer Sterritt
April 21, 2017 - 5:38pm Updated: April 22, 2017 - 8:48am

NANAIMO — A federal party leader visited Nanaimo for likely the only time in B.C.'s 2017 provincial election campaign.

Federal Green Party leader and Saanich-Gulf Islands MP Elizabeth May courted voters at Diana Krall Plaza on Friday, April 21 alongside local Green Party candidates.

Where to vote packages like this will be arriving in mailboxes shortly.
Where to vote packages like this will be arriving in mailboxes shortly. Elections BC

Made up your mind? You can vote now for the provincial election

By Dominic Abassi
April 20, 2017 - 5:13pm

NANAIMO — If you're already done with the campaigning and have made up your mind how to vote in the provincial election, there's no need to wait.

Elections BC is reminding people they can vote anytime between now and May 9 at district electoral offices. There's one in every riding.

The Canadian Press

B.C. party leaders square off in first election debate

By The Canadian Press
April 20, 2017 - 10:10am Updated: April 20, 2017 - 4:47pm

VANCOUVER — It wasn’t long before Liberal Leader Christy Clark put her hand on the arm of her main rival, John Horgan, and told him to calm down during Thursday’s first debate of the B.C. election campaign.

The New Democrat leader’s icy response: “Don’t touch me again, please.”

The empty BC Liberal table was an often-used piece of symbolism in the all-candidate meeting on Tuesday, April 18.
The empty BC Liberal table was an often-used piece of symbolism in the all-candidate meeting on Tuesday, April 18. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW Staff

BC Liberals absence focus of Nanaimo all-candidate meeting

By Spencer Sterritt
April 19, 2017 - 11:32am Updated: April 19, 2017 - 5:19pm

NANAIMO — A provincial all-candidates meeting in Nanaimo meant to focus on education instead turned into a lecture against the only major party not there.

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