British Columbia’s North Coast riding has long been friendly BC NDP territory.
NDP incumbent Jennifer Rice has held the seat since 2013, and won the riding with about 57 per cent of the vote in each of the last two elections.
Rice is once again projected to win the seat this election.
The BC Liberals nominated Roy Jones Jr., a hereditary Haida chief and executive member of the National Coalition of Chiefs.
The riding spans the west coast of B.C. from near the northern tip of Vancouver Island to Lax Kw’alams, just beyond Prince Rupert, and includes a number of First Nations communities, including Bella Coola, Klemtu ad Haida Gwaii.
- BC NDP: Jennifer Rice
- BC Liberals: Chief Roy Jones Jr.
- Libertarian: Jody Craven
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The BC NDP has won this seat in every election since 1991, with the exception of 2001.
Rice won with a margin of 23.63 per cent in 2017. Fifty-four of B.C.’s 87 contests in that election had a narrower margin of victory, while 27 of the 41 seats the NDP won were tighter races.
2017 election results
- BC NDP: Jennifer Rice — 5,242 votes (57.30%)
- BC Liberal: Herb Pond — 3,081 votes (33.67%)
- BC Greens: Hondo Arendt — 826 votes (9.03%)
This profile will continually be updated to reflect latest candidate information, candidate interviews and events in the campaign.
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots were requested across B.C. this election. As mail-in ballots cannot be counted until after election night, these results are not final.