National Newswatch

Post-debate poll: Horgan wins — but only by a slim margin

Apr 27 2017 — Lori Culbert — With no major flubs or knock-out punches during the only televised leaders’ debate of the election campaign, B.C. residents say the NDP’s John Horgan won the night — but only by a slim margin. A Mainstreet/Postmedia poll conducted immediately after the debate asked 1,074 residents who performed the best, regardless of which party the respondents […]


Clark and Horgan spar as Weaver ducks line of fire

Apr 21 2017 — Vaughn Palmer — Incumbent Christy Clark and challenger John Horgan lost little time getting to the rough stuff in the first debate of the 2017 election campaign, broadcast Thursday morning on radio and over the Internet. Less than 10 minutes was gone on the clock at host station News 1130 when the two leaders were at it. Clark […]


Vancouver Vaisakhi parade brings together communities — and election campaigns

Apr 16 2017 — — The Vancouver Vaisakhi celebration brought tens of thousands of British Columbians to the same temple Saturday — including B.C.’s Liberal and NDP leaders, who first crossed paths after kicking off their campaigns earlier this week. B.C. Liberal Leader Christy Clark and B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan both attended the celebration and parade in South Vancouver, […]


B.C. Election 2017: The campaign has officially begun

Apr 11 2017 — Rob Shaw — The 2017 B.C. election is officially underway. Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon has agreed to dissolve the legislature and issue the writ of election in 87 ridings, after a meeting Tuesday with Premier Christy Clark at Government House in Victoria. With that formality complete, B.C.’s 28-day election campaign has begun. Voters head to the polls on May […]


Ambitious Horgan plans to unseat play-it-safe Clark crew

Apr 11 2017 — Vaughn Palmer — On the eve of the formal start of the election campaign, the B.C. Liberals released a platform Monday with only a bit of news, but laid out at great length. Strong B.C., Bright Future ran some 129 pages in all, a size that if nothing else confirmed the Liberals don’t lack for dollars, paid research […]


B.C. Greens gain ground on Vancouver Island at expense of Liberals, NDP: poll

Mar 23 2017 — — The B.C. Green party has seen a jump in support from decided and leaning voters on Vancouver Island, according to the latest weekly Mainstreet polling numbers released ahead of the May 9 provincial election. Andrew Weaver’s Greens went from 22 per cent support among those voters to 26 per cent, apparently pulling support evenly from […]


Groups call on Christy Clark to return Kinder Morgan political donations

Mar 22 2017 — — Three environmental and public advocacy groups are calling on the B.C. Liberals to return hundreds of thousands of dollars donated by Kinder Morgan and its affiliated companies prior to the approval of their controversial pipeline expansion project. The groups —, Dogwood Initiative, and Leadnow — say the party’s acceptance of more than $770,000 in […]


Premier Clark dismisses Horgan as a leader who lacks a spine

Mar 17 2017 — Rob Shaw — With less than two months before the election, Premier Christy Clark is dismissing her primary opponent as a leader who can’t find his backbone or even lead his own caucus. Clark offered a harsh critique of the NDP’s John Horgan during an interview with Postmedia News on Thursday, saying that as the legislature adjourned to […]