BC NDP leader John Horgan (far right) was in Courtenay Sunday, campaigning with Courtenay-Comox candidate Ronna Rae Leonard. The two spent some time visiting with Pat Trask (left) at the Courtenay Museum to see the museum’s new fossil. Trask discovered the fossil last month on the banks of the Trent River. Photo by Riel McGuire

BC VOTES 2020: NDP leader Horgan visits Courtenay-Comox riding on the campaign trail

Offers support to local candidate Ronna-Rae Leonard

BC NDP leader John Horgan (far right) was in Courtenay Sunday, campaigning with Courtenay-Comox candidate Ronna-Rae Leonard.

The two spent some time at the Ocean Front Village long-term care home construction site on Cliffe Avenue, met with local municipal leaders, then toured the Courtenay Museum, to see the newly discovered plesiosaur fossil.

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Horgan spoke about the NDP’s plans for added support for senior home care, ensuring more seniors can stay in their own homes for as long as is safely possible.

“There are thousands in long-term care facilities right now who could be living safely at home with the proper support. We’ll ensure they can do just that,” he said.

Horgan praised Leonard’s work to help seniors in Courtenay-Comox — delivering a new long-term care facility with 120 publicly funded beds, a new seniors-focused primary care network, and training more health care assistants with 60 new seats at North Island College.

“Ronna-Rae was so effective at getting things done for seniors locally, she was the obvious choice to deliver results across B.C. as our Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors,” said Horgan. “With Ronna-Rae as part of our team, we will keep BC moving forward, not for those at the top, but for everyone—including for our seniors.”

Leonard is seeking a second term as the Courtenay-Comox MLA.



terry.farrell@blackpress.ca

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