BC Votes 2020

The 700-seat addition at Sullivan Heights Secondary in Newton has been under construction for several months. This was where construction was at on May 7, 2020. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

‘Building schools is the answer’ to Surrey’s overcrowding problem

District looking at building 13 schools over the next decade

The 700-seat addition at Sullivan Heights Secondary in Newton has been under construction for several months. This was where construction was at on May 7, 2020. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
B.C. NDP leader John Horgan releases his election platform, Vancouver, Oct. 6, 2020. (B.C. NDP photo)

Seniors care is one of the most important issues this election

Not an ideological decision, John Horgan says

B.C. NDP leader John Horgan releases his election platform, Vancouver, Oct. 6, 2020. (B.C. NDP photo)
B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, B.C. Greens leader Sonia Furstenau and B.C. NDP leader John Horgan take part in election debate at the UBC campus, Vancouver, Oct. 13, 2020. (CTV)

B.C. leaders tested in the only TV election debate of 2020

Horgan, Wilkinson, Furstenau press their criticisms

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, B.C. Greens leader Sonia Furstenau and B.C. NDP leader John Horgan take part in election debate at the UBC campus, Vancouver, Oct. 13, 2020. (CTV)
Delta’s Organizing Against Racism and Hate Committee hosted a virtual all-candidates meeting on Oct. 6 to give candidates an opportunity to “talk about their own positions, as well as each party’s platform related to systemic issues of racism, hate and other injustices.” (James Smith photo)

VIDEO: Racism, policing discussed at Delta North all-candidates meeting

The virtual meeting was hosted by Delta’s Organizing Against Racism and Hate Committee on Oct. 6

Delta’s Organizing Against Racism and Hate Committee hosted a virtual all-candidates meeting on Oct. 6 to give candidates an opportunity to “talk about their own positions, as well as each party’s platform related to systemic issues of racism, hate and other injustices.” (James Smith photo)
Langley MLA Mary Polak (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Liberals promise to widen Highway One from Langley to Whatcom Road

The party also pledged more cash for rapid bus service

Langley MLA Mary Polak (Special to Langley Advance Times)
B.C. Finance Minister Carole James presents her last budget in the B.C. legislature, Feb. 18, 2020. Its modest surplus forecast was quickly erased by COVID-19 and a deficit nearing $13 billion. (B.C. government photo)

B.C. parties battle over tax promises to recover from COVID-19

Sales tax cut or another round of borrowed relief payments

B.C. Finance Minister Carole James presents her last budget in the B.C. legislature, Feb. 18, 2020. Its modest surplus forecast was quickly erased by COVID-19 and a deficit nearing $13 billion. (B.C. government photo)
A sign for the B.C. provincial election is seen in Surrey. The election will take place on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)
A sign for the B.C. provincial election is seen in Surrey. The election will take place on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)
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. Liberals promise to ban elections in a provincial emergency

Andrew Wilkinson rolls out party platform before debate

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson announces plan for more police and psychiatric support teams, Vancouver, Oct. 7, 2020. (B.C. Liberal Party)
Vancouver-Kingsway NDP candidate Adrian Dix announced Tuesday (Oct. 13, 2020) that if the BC NDP is elected, SFU Surrey will be home to the province’s second medical school. Pictured is Dix in Surrey in December 2019 announcing Surrey second hospital would be built in Cloverdale. (File photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

If elected, NDP says B.C.’s second medical school will be at SFU Surrey

Adrian Dix says first graduating class ‘could be 2023-24’

Vancouver-Kingsway NDP candidate Adrian Dix announced Tuesday (Oct. 13, 2020) that if the BC NDP is elected, SFU Surrey will be home to the province’s second medical school. Pictured is Dix in Surrey in December 2019 announcing Surrey second hospital would be built in Cloverdale. (File photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
NDP Leader John Horgan pauses while responding to questions during a campaign stop, in Vancouver, on Monday, October 12, 2020. A provincial election will be held in British Columbia on October 24. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. New Democrats promise renter’s rebate, rent freeze as parties ready for debate

The plan also includes making a cap on rent increases permanent

NDP Leader John Horgan pauses while responding to questions during a campaign stop, in Vancouver, on Monday, October 12, 2020. A provincial election will be held in British Columbia on October 24. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
BC Election 2020. BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, BC NDP leader John Horgan, and BC Green leader Sonia Furstenau. (File)

Leaders of B.C.’s three main political parties to take part in televised debate

Political experts say debate could be one of few events where voters get a chance to truly assess leaders

BC Election 2020. BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, BC NDP leader John Horgan, and BC Green leader Sonia Furstenau. (File)
NDP candidate for North Vancouver-Lonsdale, Bowinn Ma, introduces NDP Leader John Horgan during a campaign stop at Seaspan Shipyards in North Vancouver B.C., on Friday, October 9, 2020. A provincial election will be held in British Columbia on October 24. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Liberal candidate apologizes for comments made about NDP politician in viral video

Jane Thornthwaite said she’s sorry for commenting on Bowinn Ma’s looks during roast for a retiring politician

NDP candidate for North Vancouver-Lonsdale, Bowinn Ma, introduces NDP Leader John Horgan during a campaign stop at Seaspan Shipyards in North Vancouver B.C., on Friday, October 9, 2020. A provincial election will be held in British Columbia on October 24. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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
Delta Firefighters (IAFF Local 1763) has endorsed BC NDP candidate Ravi Kahlon’s bid for re-election in Delta North. (Photo submitted)

Delta firefighters endorse Kahlon for re-election

Advance voting begins Oct. 15 and runs through Oct. 21, with general voting on Oct. 24

Delta Firefighters (IAFF Local 1763) has endorsed BC NDP candidate Ravi Kahlon’s bid for re-election in Delta North. (Photo submitted)
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)
Surrey Board of Trade’s Anita Huberman moderated the first Surrey all-candidates meeting, held virtually on Thursday evening (Oct. 8).

Candidates stick to party line in Surrey virtual debate

All-digital event hosted by Surrey Board of Trade featured Green, Liberal, NDP candidates

Surrey Board of Trade’s Anita Huberman moderated the first Surrey all-candidates meeting, held virtually on Thursday evening (Oct. 8).
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)
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Surrey Liberals, NDP pitch pandemic promises

Cadieux, Sims on who is better for the job

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Bc Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson responds to the BC NDP government’s $1.5 billion COVID-19 economic recovery plan in Burnaby, B.C. on Thursday, September 17, 2020. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Wilkinson says Surrey’s second hospital is one of BC Liberals’ highest priorities’

He says party is committed to building the hospital, which the NDP announced in 2019

Bc Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson responds to the BC NDP government’s $1.5 billion COVID-19 economic recovery plan in Burnaby, B.C. on Thursday, September 17, 2020. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)