SURREY (NEWS 1130) — The second full day of the provincial election campaign will see Surrey home to one of the party leaders.
NDP Leader John Horgan will be south of the Fraser River in Surrey, talking about health care.
BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson is to speak virtually at the Union of BC Municipalities meeting in Vancouver.
As a Cabinet Minister, Andrew Wilkinson took the land destined to be a second hospital in Surrey and sold it to his developer friends. @jjhorgan is getting the hospital built. We bought the land, approved the plan, and we’re getting it done. #BCelxn2020 #SurreyBC pic.twitter.com/uaT0U4OoWU
— BC NDP (@bcndp) September 23, 2020
B.C. Green Party Leader Sonia Furstaneau, meanwhile, is staying on Vancouver Island.
Furstenau was critical of the NDP for requesting an election, calling it a power grab.
“There’s no reason in any world to call an unnecessary election during a global pandemic,” she says in a tweet. “This is on John Horgan and on John Horgan alone.”
Horgan took aim at Wilkinson in a tweet Tuesday.
“As a cabinet minister, Andrew Wilkinson took the land destined to be a second hospital in Surrey and sold it to his developer friends,” Horgan says. “We bought the land, approved the plan, and we’re getting it done.”
Wilkinson is calling for at least three debates ahead of the vote on Oct. 24.
“This will be an election unlike any before,” he says in a tweet. “That’s why I’m calling on @jjhorgan & @SoniaFurstenau to agree to 3 televised leaders debates so voters can see the contrast between our visions.”
Elections BC anticipates up to 35 per cent of votes cast in the upcoming provincial election will be mailed-in, up from the typical one per cent normally seen during an election.
The NDP won 41 seats in the 2017 provincial election. The Liberals took 43 seats, while the Greens won three.