Support Fort St John News FM asked the candidates running in Peace River South the same eight questions.  A copy of each question and response has been posted at  Each day from now until the election, we will post one question a day and the response sent by each candidate.

Today’s question is what do you or your party plan to do to improve the economy in Northeast B.C.?

The following candidates are running in Peace River South, incumbent and B.C. Liberal candidate Mike Bernier, B.C. Conservative Party candidate Kathleen Connolly, B.C. NDP candidate Cory Grizz Longley and Dorothy Sharon Smith.

Election Day is Saturday, October 24.  Get out and vote.  To find where to vote, visit

Question: What do you or your party plan to do to improve the economy in Northeast B.C.?

Mike Bernier

First we will be eliminating the PST to 0% for one year and 3% the year after to help spark the economy and help companies and families keep more of their money. We will also be putting a focus through policies on making sure our Oil and Gas, Forestry, Mining and Agriculture industries are able to continue growing, supporting jobs and helping build our communities. We also need to stand up to illegal protesters who are trying to shut down our back country and bring confidence back for our industries that they are welcome here in BC.

Kathleen Connolly

Cory Grizz Longley

Dorothy Sharon Smith

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