BC politics

The BC Ferries vessel the Queen of Oak Bay. (News Bulletin file photo)

‘Buy a boat,’ Horgan advises anti-maskers on BC Ferries

NDP leader John Horgan talks COVID-19 misinformation

The BC Ferries vessel the Queen of Oak Bay. (News Bulletin file photo)
FILE - Nathan Cullen speaks to media in Smithers, B.C., Friday, February 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Horgan, Cullen apologize for NDP candidate’s comments about Haida candidate

Nathan Cullen had made insensitive comments about Roy Jones Jr. Cheexial

FILE - Nathan Cullen speaks to media in Smithers, B.C., Friday, February 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Chilliwack-Kent 2020 provincial election candidates, clockwise from bottom left, Kelli Paddon (NDP), Eli Gagne (Libertarian), Jeff Hammersmark (Green), Jason Lum (Independent), and Laurie Throness, who began the campaign as a BC Liberal but left the party on Oct. 15.

Chilliwack-Kent Green candidate resumes campaigning but still endorses independent

Hammersmark says he still supports Green party but adds ‘I encourage you to vote for Jason Lum’

Chilliwack-Kent 2020 provincial election candidates, clockwise from bottom left, Kelli Paddon (NDP), Eli Gagne (Libertarian), Jeff Hammersmark (Green), Jason Lum (Independent), and Laurie Throness, who began the campaign as a BC Liberal but left the party on Oct. 15.
Many large signs for Laurie Throness’s campaign have had the BC Liberal graphics covered up, while smaller signs have so far been left as is. A large sign in Manuel Park along Vedder Road in Sardis has been altered to reflect Throness is no longer associated with the BC Liberal party, however at least four smaller signs laying on the ground have not been. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

BC Votes 2020: What happens to former BC Liberal Throness’s votes?

Laurie Throness is no longer a part of the party but is still a valid candidate in this election

Many large signs for Laurie Throness’s campaign have had the BC Liberal graphics covered up, while smaller signs have so far been left as is. A large sign in Manuel Park along Vedder Road in Sardis has been altered to reflect Throness is no longer associated with the BC Liberal party, however at least four smaller signs laying on the ground have not been. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
In this photo illustration, a provincial election mail-in ballot sealed in an Elections B.C. return envelope is seen before being deposited in a Canada Post mailbox, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. The final result of British Columbia’s provincial election won’t be known for at least two weeks because more than 700-thousand mail-in ballots have to be counted by hand. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C.’s snap election means 700k ballots will be counted manually, delaying results

Elections BC spokesman said employees in 87 electoral districts will count mail-in ballots one by one

In this photo illustration, a provincial election mail-in ballot sealed in an Elections B.C. return envelope is seen before being deposited in a Canada Post mailbox, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. The final result of British Columbia’s provincial election won’t be known for at least two weeks because more than 700-thousand mail-in ballots have to be counted by hand. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson announces new housing measures at a campaign stop in Port Moody, Oct. 16, 2020. (B.C. Liberal video)

B.C. Liberals pledge $750M to build or buy more social housing

Rents, urban housing prices still going up in COVID-19

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson announces new housing measures at a campaign stop in Port Moody, Oct. 16, 2020. (B.C. Liberal video)
Fraser Health reported that an individual with COVID-19 was at Douglas Park Community School on Oct. 8 and 9, 2020. (Google)

BC Liberals pledge to review back-to-school COVID plan if elected

The Langley Liberal candidate said inconsistency, impacts on staff to be considered

Fraser Health reported that an individual with COVID-19 was at Douglas Park Community School on Oct. 8 and 9, 2020. (Google)
Laurie Throness has resigned from the BC Liberal party for 2020 Provincial Election in the Chilliwack-Kent riding, according to BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson on Oct. 15, 2020. He will continue to fight in this election as an Independent candidate.

Ex-Liberal Throness presses on as an Independent

Former Liberal MLA resigned from party amid scandalous remarks during meeting

Laurie Throness has resigned from the BC Liberal party for 2020 Provincial Election in the Chilliwack-Kent riding, according to BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson on Oct. 15, 2020. He will continue to fight in this election as an Independent candidate.
B.C. NDP leader John Horgan and former finance minister Carole James roll out “StrongerBC,” a $1.5 billion business support plan for COVID-19, seven months after the B.C. legislature approved borrowing the money and four days before a snap election call, Sept. 17, 2020. (B.C. government photo)

Horgan on delayed tourism, small business aid: ‘It’s happening now, dude’

$300M grant program opens eight months after money approved

B.C. NDP leader John Horgan and former finance minister Carole James roll out “StrongerBC,” a $1.5 billion business support plan for COVID-19, seven months after the B.C. legislature approved borrowing the money and four days before a snap election call, Sept. 17, 2020. (B.C. government photo)
Laurie Throness has resigned from the BC Liberal party for 2020 Provincial Election in the Chilliwack-Kent riding, according to BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson on Oct. 15, 2020.

Widespread reaction to BC Liberal ousting Chilliwack-Kent candidate for controversial comments

If Laurie Throness wins the riding, Andrew Wilkinson says he won’t be invited back: ‘Enough is enough’

Laurie Throness has resigned from the BC Liberal party for 2020 Provincial Election in the Chilliwack-Kent riding, according to BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson on Oct. 15, 2020.
Mail in ballot, provincial election 2020 (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

B.C. VOTES: 2020: Get those mail-in ballots in the post ASAP

All you need to know about mail-in ballots for the 2020 B.C. election

Mail in ballot, provincial election 2020 (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
A woman arrives at a polling station to vote in the provincial election in the riding of Vancouver-Fraserview, in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday May 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Mail-in ballot uptake in B.C. influenced by political leaning, geography

Voters in the most left-leaning ridings much more likely to request packages than in right-leaning

A woman arrives at a polling station to vote in the provincial election in the riding of Vancouver-Fraserview, in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday May 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Laurie Throness has resigned as a candidate for the 2020 Provincial Election in the Chilliwack-Kent riding, as of Oct. 15, 2020. The announcement came from BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson.

UPDATE: BC Liberals cut ties with Chilliwack-Kent candidate Throness

Fellow candidates speak out on Throness’s departure from the campaign trail as BC Liberal

Laurie Throness has resigned as a candidate for the 2020 Provincial Election in the Chilliwack-Kent riding, as of Oct. 15, 2020. The announcement came from BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson.
(Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer)

Unclear how many misinformation posts about B.C. election are shared on Facebook

The social media company says it has two methods for dealing with misinformation on its platforms

(Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer)
Laurie Throness, BC Liberal candidate for Chilliwack-Kent, said free birth control was like eugenics, and he didn’t approve of it. BC Liberal party leader Andrew Wilkinson has shot back on Twitter on Oct. 15, 2020 saying the candidate, and 7-year MLA is wrong for saying this. (Screenshot)

UPDATE: BC Liberal leader rebukes Laurie Throness comparing free birth control to eugenics

NDP’s Selina Robinson calls Chilliwack-Kent candidate’s words ‘so disrespectful to women that I’m outraged’

Laurie Throness, BC Liberal candidate for Chilliwack-Kent, said free birth control was like eugenics, and he didn’t approve of it. BC Liberal party leader Andrew Wilkinson has shot back on Twitter on Oct. 15, 2020 saying the candidate, and 7-year MLA is wrong for saying this. (Screenshot)
B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan and B.C. Greens leader Sonia Furstenau. (Black Press Media)

B.C. Green leader pushes Horgan on climate, Wilkinson on debt

Furstenau focuses radio debate on hydro imports, LNG

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan and B.C. Greens leader Sonia Furstenau. (Black Press Media)
Candidates for the 2020 Provincial Election in the Chilliwack-Kent riding met up for an All Candidates Meeting on Oct. 14. The first question for the panel dealt with LGBTQ+ legislation, a hot topic in the riding. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Throness defends himself on conversion therapy during Chilliwack-Kent meeting

BC Liberal candidate: ‘I decry and oppose any course of practice to try to change another’s identity’

Candidates for the 2020 Provincial Election in the Chilliwack-Kent riding met up for an All Candidates Meeting on Oct. 14. The first question for the panel dealt with LGBTQ+ legislation, a hot topic in the riding. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Chilliwack-Kent 2020 provincial election candidates, clockwise from bottom left, Kelli Paddon (NDP), Eli Gagne (Libertarian), Jeff Hammersmark (Green), Jason Lum (Independent), and Laurie Throness (BC Liberal).

BC VOTES: Chilliwack-Kent provincial election candidates Q&A

Four out of five vying for the Chilliwack-Kent seat talk COVID-19, housing affordability, overdose crisis and more

Chilliwack-Kent 2020 provincial election candidates, clockwise from bottom left, Kelli Paddon (NDP), Eli Gagne (Libertarian), Jeff Hammersmark (Green), Jason Lum (Independent), and Laurie Throness (BC Liberal).
The 2020 election takes place on October 24. (File Photo)
The 2020 election takes place on October 24. (File Photo)
Chilliwack-Kent 2020 provincial election candidates, clockwise from bottom left, Kelli Paddon (NDP), Eli Gagne (Libertarian), Jeff Hammersmark (Green), Jason Lum (Independent), and Laurie Throness (BC Liberal).

Keep track of Chilliwack and Chilliwack-Kent provincial election candidates on social media

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram as well as websites for all your local candidates

Chilliwack-Kent 2020 provincial election candidates, clockwise from bottom left, Kelli Paddon (NDP), Eli Gagne (Libertarian), Jeff Hammersmark (Green), Jason Lum (Independent), and Laurie Throness (BC Liberal).