British Columbians have an important and clear choice to make.

British Columbians have an important and clear choice to make.

Posted on October 21, 2020 at 7:07 am by Bill Roberts
BC, Kamloops-North Thompson, Kamloops-South Thompson

The stakes in this election couldn’t be higher. This is about what kind of government we want to lead us as we face a second wave of COVID-19 and prepare for a brighter future.

During an appearance on a podcast a few weeks ago, Andrew Wilkinson admitted that he wants to cut taxes for the top income tax bracket. That would mean a $216 million tax giveaway to the wealthiest 1% of British Columbians. That’s on top of the BC Liberal platform that offers millionaires tax-free yachts but invests less than half what the BC NDP plan does in health care.

Andrew Wilkinson has the wrong priorities. British Columbians need to ask themselves: do we help the rich get richer or do we invest to help keep people safe and secure through the pandemic? Our votes decide.

There has never been a more important time to invest in health care and fix long-term care for seniors. That’s what John Horgan’s plan does. Instead of helping those that need it the least, John’s plan continues helping people who need it most — keeping us healthy, safe, and secure through the pandemic and beyond.

John’s plan will help families with a $1,000 recovery benefit, improve health care by hiring 7,000 frontline workers for long-term care, and create 18,000 jobs building infrastructure. A re-elected BC NDP government led by John Horgan will move BC forward, not for those at the top, but for all of us.

Wednesday, October 21, is the last day to vote at the advance poll before the October 24 election.

On Monday, John Horgan joined over 470,000 British Columbians who have voted in the advance polls. It was safe, easy, and fast—it took him just five minutes to vote. Today is the last day to vote in advance. People can vote from 8 am to 8 pm at any polling station, no matter where they are in the province. Make sure to tell people to visit for details on voting locations and what identification they should bring. Important note: if you still have a mail-in ballot, bring it to any advance poll location.