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B.C. election campaign continues for all party leaders over the weekend

Last Updated Sep 26, 2020 at 1:43 pm PDT

FILE - (From left) BC NDP Leader John Horgan, BC Liberal Leader Leader Andrew Wilkinson, and BC Green Party Leader Sonia Furstenau (CityNews)

VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) — Over the first weekend of the provincial election campaign, party leaders are heading to different parts of the province.

The NDP’s John Horgan is taking a trip away from the Lower Mainland and will be in Terrace to meet with First Nations leaders and discuss economic development.

RELATED: Horgan focuses on health care, industry in northwest B.C. campaign stops

Horgan tweeted Saturday morning saying as long as he is B.C.’s premier “MSP fees will never come back.”

“The BC Liberals doubled MSP premiums, making families pay huge bills just to get basic care. We got rid of it and saved families up to $1,800 every year.”

Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson will be in Vancouver for his announcement on health care.

And the Greens’ Sonia Furstenau will be on Vancouver Island, attending a farmer’s market, and waving signs on the Trans-Canada Highway.

There is less than a month of the campaign and Elections BC says residents can register to vote in the provincial election by phone and online until Monday.

The elections administrator says voter registration will still be possible after that deadline but it will take longer.

It wants voters to ensure their information is up to date now so they can vote faster, help reduce lineups at polling places, and support physical distancing on October 24.

Vote-by-mail packages can also be requested online or by phone.

But anyone who isn’t registered or has information that’s out of date will have to take additional steps like providing copies of identification when completing their package.