Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Election: Key Developments from Day 17

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Election: Key Developments from Day 17

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B.C. election: Key developments from Day 17

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VANCOUVER - A look at some key developments from Day 17 of the B.C. election campaign for each of the parties:

LIBERALS:

-- Liberal Leader Christy Clark says everyone involved in a potential softwood lumber agreement decided an offer from the previous Barack Obama administration in the United States was a "lousy" deal and they rebuffed it.

-- Clark says the deal would have cost the province 20,000 forestry jobs.

-- Clark says she would have balked had she been the only person involved in negotiations on softwood lumber.

NDP:

-- NDP Leader John Horgan says Clark was hoping to get a better deal on softwood lumber with the administration of President Donald Trump and he is questioning if that is a gamble B.C. might regret.

-- Campaigning in Prince George, Horgan says it might have served the province better to try and get a better deal with former president Barack Obama. …

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