Election Campaign gets under way

The BC provincial election campaign officially opens today, against the backdrop of a flip-flop, in the traditional support of environmentalists.

The David Suzuki Foundation, Pembina Institute and ForestEthics are attacking the New Democrats for thier campaign promise, to drop the controversial Liberal government carbon tax.

The environmentalists say the N-D-P would be taking a backward step in killing the tax, something they argue would hurt the environmental effort and cost jobs.

However, party leader Carole James says the N-D-P disagrees and, she’d axe the tax and move toward a cap and trade system, to fight climate change.

She opened her campaign office in Victoria-Beacon Hill yesterday repeating her criticism of the Campbell government, as arrogant and neglectful.

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