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Snap election not on Horgan’s radar

Premier John Horgan delivers the keynote speech at the Natural Resources Forum in Prince George Wednesday. Bill Phillips photo

Is there a provincial election on the horizon?

Not according to the one person who can call one. Premier John Horgan, speaking at the Natural Resources Forum in Prince George earlier this week said he’s not interested in calling a snap election this spring.

“I’m not planning on calling an election,” he told reporters Wednesday. “Quite frankly, the only people who seem to be clamouring for an election are BC Liberals. I’ve talked to (former Green Party leader) Andrew Weaver who is now sitting as an independent. He wants to carry on. The Green Party wants to carry on, my colleagues want to carry on, the people of B.C. are not saying we need to have an election.”

He said British Columbians are seeing a stable government, thanks to the confidence and supply agreement between the NDP and the Greens.
“We have the lowest unemployment in the country, best credit rating, balanced budgets,” he said. “There’s no need, in my mind, to call an election. If the BC Liberals want to nominate candidates, that’s entirely up to them.”

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