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B.C. election: NDP makes push in opponents’ ridings in the final days of campaign

NDP Leader John Horgan pretends to elbow bump a statue as he main streets in Abbotsford, B.C., Wednesday, October 21, 2020.
NDP Leader John Horgan pretends to elbow bump a statue as he main streets in Abbotsford, B.C., Wednesday, October 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

New Democrat Leader John Horgan is campaigning in ridings traditionally held by the B.C. Liberals in the waning days of the provincial election.

Horgan says people are seeing the NDP differently after the past 3 1/2 years in government because the party has shown it can balance the books and spur economic growth.

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BC Greens leader Sonia Furstenau on final campaign drive before this week’s election – Oct 21, 2020

Horgan was campaigning in Langley on Wednesday and was later scheduled to visit Abbotsford, areas where the Liberals have done well in the past.

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The NDP has also made a push in Green Leader Sonia Furstenau’s Cowichan Valley riding, where federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh recently visited.

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NDP leader John Horgan focusing on picking up seats with 3 campaign days left – Oct 21, 2020

In her riding today, Furstenau said the Greens have momentum, citing a recent record the party set for donations.

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Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson stopped in Delta, where he repeated his promises to build a 10-lane bridge to replace the aging Massey Tunnel and hire 200 more police officers for the province.