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Election 2020: Norm Facey, the BC Liberal candidate for North Island

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

I asked Norm Facey, the BC Liberal candidate for North Island riding, “Why are you running for office?” 

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Election 2020: BC’s struggling tourism sector needs provincial support

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

BC’s struggling tourism industry was hoping for more when the B.C. government unveiled its $1.5-billion economic recovery plan just prior to calling a snap election Monday.

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Election 2020: Michele Babchuk, the NDP candidate for North Island

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

As many of you are probably already aware, Michele Babchuk has set aside her role as Chair of the Strathcona Regional District board to become the NDP candidate for North Island. 

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Election 2020: Michele Babchuk NDP candidate in North Island riding

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A seasoned municipal politician will be the NDP candidate in the North Island riding in the upcoming B.C. election.

Michele Babchuk, councillor for the city of Campbell River and chair of the Strathcona Regional District, was acclaimed as the candidate — named as winner with no contest — on Tuesday. She is running in the riding recently vacated by former Transportation Minister Claire Trevena, who is not seeking re-election.

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Election 2020: Stability? Or politics at its worst?

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

B.C. Premier John Horgan called a snap fall election on Monday, a move widely determined to be taking a bet he can gain a majority government despite the risk it could alienate voters by taking them to the polls during the pandemic.

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