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On the campaign trail

Approximately 250 people attended an NDP fundraiser in Prince George Friday, which is likely the largest NDP fundraiser in recent memory.

With a price-tag of $60 a plate and other fundraising activities, the event likely raised more than $15,000 for the Cariboo-Prince George campaign.

Expect local candidates, from all parties, to ramp up their newspaper, radio and television advertising over the next two weeks.

Clare hits two grand

Independent candidate in Cariboo-Prince George, Sheldon Clare, says, in a Facebook post, that  his network has identified 2,000 supporting voters.

“My network of volunteers tell me that we have now identified 2,000 supporting voters!  Yay!  Just wait – soon there will be CPC attack ads against me, ha ha ha!,” he posted.

All candidates forum

The Stand Up for the North Committee will be hosting its second all candidates forum of the campaign. This week’s forum will focus on Bill C-51, the anti-terrorism legislation. It will be held on Wednesday, October 7, at the College of New Caledonia. It gets underway at 7 p.m. The forum is for Cariboo-Prince George candidates only. Conservative candidate Todd Doherty says his campaign schedule was set in June and will not be attending Wednesday’s forum.


The website, which compiles different polling data, gives the Conservatives a 58 per cent chance of winning the Cariboo-Prince George riding.  It pegs Conservative  support at 38.5 per cent, NDP at 35.3 per cent, Liberal at 14.1 per cent, Green Party at 9.8 per cent, and other (independent) at 2.3 per cent

It’s less of a race in Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies where it gives Conservative Bob Zimmer an 84 per cent chance of getting re-elected.

In that riding, it pegs Conservative support at 46.3 per cent, NDP at 28.7 per cent, Liberal at 13.7 per cent, and Green Party at 9.2 per cent.

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