WATCH: B.C. Premier does the ALS ice bucket challenge
B.C. Premier is the latest politician to take on the ice bucket challenge for ALS research.
Premier Christy Clark has been in PEI meeting with her counterparts Friday and while there, she and two others took an opportunity to take part in the viral ice bucket challenge.
The challenge has brought in millions of donations for ALS foundations in North America and around the world.
Due to the sheer numbers of people taking on the challenge and donating, ALS Canada has increased their fundraising goal for the year to $3 million from $10,000.
There are nearly 3,000 people living with ALS in Canada.
Clark nominated Whitecaps owner Steve Nash, Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquillini and B.C. Lions GM Wally Buono for the challenge.
Clark is in Charlottetown, taking part in the annual premiers meeting.
She has announced today that Saskatchewan had agreed to drop trade barriers that kept B.C. wine and craft spirits from being sold in that province.
This agreement will allow consumers to access a greater selection of wines and craft spirits, and open up new markets for wineries and distilleries.