The B.C. election campaign is entering the stretch run after a testy leadership debate, which saw the two major party leaders again exchange verbal shots over gang violence, the economy and a variety of social issues.
NDP leader Carole James once again challenged the Premier, on the lack of an increase in the provincial minimum wage… [asset|aid=1327|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=2adc3101b1c784e05d6ee21b3401772a-James_10_Pub.mp3]
For his part, Mr. Campbell stuck to his argument, that increasing the wage will just further damage, an already badly damaged economy… [asset|aid=1328|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=2adc3101b1c784e05d6ee21b3401772a-Campbell_3_Pub.mp3]
Green Party leader Jane Sterk said the minimum wage is red herring in both the major party platforms, and proposed instead, a guaranteed livable income for all BC residents.
She also repeated her contention, albeit with some shaky grammer, that voters have had a belly full of the Liberal/New Democrat blame game…. [asset|aid=1329|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=2adc3101b1c784e05d6ee21b3401772a-Sterk_3_Pub.mp3]
A post debate Ipsos-Reid online poll suggests, James narrowly won the debate, with 36 percent of those voting, rating her performance the best of the night.