BC Votes 2020

Green Party Leader Sonia Furstenau responds to questions during a campaign stop in Squamish, B.C., on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. The BC Green Party is calling for a reformation of the financial system used by local governments, which it says would allow them to better address issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

BC Greens platform looks for changes to transit funding, municipal finance system

The Greens did not have an estimate of how much the plan’s points would cost

Green Party Leader Sonia Furstenau responds to questions during a campaign stop in Squamish, B.C., on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. The BC Green Party is calling for a reformation of the financial system used by local governments, which it says would allow them to better address issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson visits a North Vancouver daycare to announce his party’s election promises for child care, Oct. 9, 2020. (B.C. Liberal Party video)

B.C. parties pitch costly child care programs in pandemic

B.C. Liberals say they’ll deliver on NDP’s $10-a-day promise for lower-income families

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson visits a North Vancouver daycare to announce his party’s election promises for child care, Oct. 9, 2020. (B.C. Liberal Party video)
BC Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre on Friday, Oct. 9, where she announced her party’s climate action and clean economy platform. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Green Party says it would set path to make B.C. carbon-neutral by 2045

Sonia Furstenau visited Nanaimo on Friday to announce climate action and clean economy platform

BC Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre on Friday, Oct. 9, where she announced her party’s climate action and clean economy platform. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Skip The Dishes, Doordash, Uber Eats and other delivery services have grown their business significantly as restaurants have adapted to COVID-19 restrictions. (Skip The Dishes photo)

NDP, B.C. Liberals call for 15% cap on restaurant delivery fees

Restaurant association says it will help them survive COVID-19

Skip The Dishes, Doordash, Uber Eats and other delivery services have grown their business significantly as restaurants have adapted to COVID-19 restrictions. (Skip The Dishes photo)
BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, BC NDP leader John Horgan, and BC Green leader Sonia Furstenau. (File)

B.C. party leaders talk taxes, housing at board of trade event

The board says more than 150,000 jobs have been lost in Greater Vancouver

BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, BC NDP leader John Horgan, and BC Green leader Sonia Furstenau. (File)
Restaurants like this one in Victoria are getting by on mostly take-out business as winter closes in, and some tourism-dependent businesses have already shut down for good. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. Liberals offer bridge financing, no more small business tax

Tourism, hospitality companies may close by Christmas

Restaurants like this one in Victoria are getting by on mostly take-out business as winter closes in, and some tourism-dependent businesses have already shut down for good. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Port Alberni resident Graham Hughes is running as an Independent candidate in the Mid Island-Pacific Rim riding in the 2020 provincial election. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

BC VOTES 2020: Independent candidate Graham Hughes wants change in Mid Island-Pacific Rim

Graham Hughes is running as an Independent in the 2020 provincial election

Port Alberni resident Graham Hughes is running as an Independent candidate in the Mid Island-Pacific Rim riding in the 2020 provincial election. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Rob Clarke is running as the BC Libertarian Party candidate for the Mid Island-Pacific Rim riding in the 2020 provincial election. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

BC VOTES 2020: Libertarian Rob Clarke wants freedom for Mid Island-Pacific Rim region

Rob Clarke is a BC Libertarian Party candidate for the 2020 provincial election

  • Oct 7, 2020
Rob Clarke is running as the BC Libertarian Party candidate for the Mid Island-Pacific Rim riding in the 2020 provincial election. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Evan Jolicoeur is the BC Green Party candidate for the Mid Island-Pacific Rim riding in the 2020 provincial election. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

BC VOTES 2020: Evan Jolicoeur sees a Green future in Mid Island-Pacific Rim

Evan Jolicoeur is running as a BC Green Party candidate in the 2020 provincial election

  • Oct 7, 2020
Evan Jolicoeur is the BC Green Party candidate for the Mid Island-Pacific Rim riding in the 2020 provincial election. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Helen Poon is running as the BC Liberal candidate for Mid Island-Pacific Rim in the 2020 provincial election. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

BC VOTES 2020: Liberal candidate Helen Poon advocates for small business and families in Mid Island-Pacific Rim

Helen Poon is a BC Liberal candidate in the 2020 provincial election

  • Oct 7, 2020
Helen Poon is running as the BC Liberal candidate for Mid Island-Pacific Rim in the 2020 provincial election. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Green Party Leader Sonia Furstenau speaks during a campaign stop in Vancouver, on Monday, September 28, 2020. The ideal outcome of British Columbia’s looming provincial election would involve another minority government, the head of the province’s Green Party said Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Greens’ election proposals include 4-day work week, free child care

Furstenau says parents with young children in B.C. are facing tremendous pressure

Green Party Leader Sonia Furstenau speaks during a campaign stop in Vancouver, on Monday, September 28, 2020. The ideal outcome of British Columbia’s looming provincial election would involve another minority government, the head of the province’s Green Party said Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Josie Osborne is running as the BC NDP candidate in the Mid Island-Pacific Rim riding for the 2020 provincial election. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

BC VOTES 2020: NDP candidate Josie Osborne works for the people of Mid Island-Pacific Rim

Tofino mayor is a BC NDP candidate in the 2020 provincial election

  • Oct 7, 2020
Josie Osborne is running as the BC NDP candidate in the Mid Island-Pacific Rim riding for the 2020 provincial election. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson announces plan for more police and psychiatric support teams, Vancouver, Oct. 7, 2020. (B.C. Liberal Party)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Leaders promise action on crime, cancer, COVID-19

John Horgan, Andrew Wilkinson battle over borrowing and spending

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson announces plan for more police and psychiatric support teams, Vancouver, Oct. 7, 2020. (B.C. Liberal Party)
B.C. Premier John Horgan visits an urgent care clinic in Sooke earlier this year. (B.C. government file photo)

NDP makes campaign promise of cancer centre for Nanaimo

Party says it will have a 10-year cancer action plan

B.C. Premier John Horgan visits an urgent care clinic in Sooke earlier this year. (B.C. government file photo)
Logging trucks gather from around the B.C. Interior to head to downtown Vancouver for protest and meeting with NDP government officials at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention, Sept. 27, 2019. (B.C. Logging Convoy/Facebook)

B.C. VOTES 2020: NDP vows log quotas, community building fund

Forest, industrial communities look for help in election platforms

Logging trucks gather from around the B.C. Interior to head to downtown Vancouver for protest and meeting with NDP government officials at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention, Sept. 27, 2019. (B.C. Logging Convoy/Facebook)
BC VOTES 2020: BC NDP candidate Ronna-Rae Leonard hoping to serve Courtenay-Comox for a second term

BC VOTES 2020: BC NDP candidate Ronna-Rae Leonard hoping to serve Courtenay-Comox for a second term

The Comox Valley Record will be running candidate submissions for every candidate…

  • Oct 6, 2020
BC VOTES 2020: BC NDP candidate Ronna-Rae Leonard hoping to serve Courtenay-Comox for a second term
Gillian Anderson is the BC Greens candidate for the Courtenay-Comox electoral district. Photo by Mike Chouinard

BC VOTES 2020: Courtenay-Comox candidate Gillian Anderson and BC Greens offer a new vision for British Columbia

The Comox Valley Record will be running candidate submissions for every candidate…

  • Oct 6, 2020
Gillian Anderson is the BC Greens candidate for the Courtenay-Comox electoral district. Photo by Mike Chouinard
BC VOTES 2020: Liberal businessman Brennan Day vows strong representation for Courtenay-Comox

BC VOTES 2020: Liberal businessman Brennan Day vows strong representation for Courtenay-Comox

Senior care, mental health and affordable childcare top Liberal candidate’s platform

  • Oct 6, 2020
BC VOTES 2020: Liberal businessman Brennan Day vows strong representation for Courtenay-Comox
NDP Leader John Horgan, centre, speaks to students and graduates Langara College, Vancouver, October 1, 2020. Horgan’s election platform includes increased eligibility for post-secondary student grants. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. VOTES 2020: NDP launches platform with $1,000 COVID relief payments

News COVID-19 payments up to $1,000 per household

NDP Leader John Horgan, centre, speaks to students and graduates Langara College, Vancouver, October 1, 2020. Horgan’s election platform includes increased eligibility for post-secondary student grants. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Attorney General David Eby announces changes to ICBC rate structure to respond to deficits, Feb. 6, 2020. (B.C. government)
B.C. Attorney General David Eby announces changes to ICBC rate structure to respond to deficits, Feb. 6, 2020. (B.C. government)