B-C’s political leaders faced off in the first leaders debate of the election campaign yesterday (Thurs).
Liberal Leader Christy Clark, N-D-P leader John Horgan and Green Party leader Andrew Weaver debated issues like child care, jobs, and housing.
Former political science instructor at North Island College, Paul Whyte, says there didn’t seem to be a clear winner or loser.
The party leaders will meet again next week in an evening televised debate.
Candidates seeking a seat in Nanaimo riding will be at an all-candidates forum on Tuesday hosted by the Chamber and there will be another one on Thursday, hosted by the Mid Island Metis Nation.

Three of the four candidates who are looking to represent the Sunshine Coast provincially had plenty of chances to promote themselves at the all-candidates forums this week.

The Green Party’s Kim Darwin says the focus should be on the economy as well as tackling climate change and she believes she’s a great candidate because she can also work with other parties.


BC Liberal’s Mathew Wilson says he grew up in the community and he chose to come back because he wants to see it continue to prosper and grow.


NDP’s Nicholas Simons believes the current provincial government has harmed its citizens over the last 16 years and there are better options out there.


Another all candidates forum will be taking place at the Roberts Creek Hall tonight (Fri).   It starts at 7 and it’s being hosted by the SC Conservation association.