Ten things to know about the British Columbia election

Jeannette Daniel
May 9, 2017

After a hard-fought B.C. election campaign, two of the three party leaders visit Vancouver Island in a final push for votes.

Opposition and BC New Democratic Party (NDP) leader John Horgan stands at 42% (+5), while Premier and BC Liberals leader Christy Clark is at 38% (+8).

Tomorrow, you'll be able to follow all the results here on CFJC Today, as well as live updates throughout the evening on CFJC-TV, with a half hour wrapup at 11:00 PM with Bill O'Donovan.

And if the NDP leader is concerned about a tight race, he isn't showing it.

The Green Party's news releases were nearly entirely neutral: event advisories, party platforms and statements from Leader Andrew Weaver reacting to events.

Clark's team says the Liberal leader has logged more than 12,500 kilometres on this election campaign - more than last election - visiting 50 different communities.

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The NDP campaign has allowed Horgan to meet a number of people before Tuesday's election, holding roundtable chats in supporters' homes about the challenges of finding a family doctor or the need to renovate rundown sports facilities.

"While the Greens are set for their best night ever, it will be a tough slog to official party status", began Maggi.

Fourteen hours before polls open across British Columbia, Clark will be joined on stage by seven Fraser Valley BC Liberal candidates at an event at the Quality Hotel Conference Centre.

Among decided voters, the two main parties are backed by about two-in-five decided voters, with 41% (+1) saying they would or have cast a ballot for the BC NDP candidate in their riding, and 41% (+3) saying they supported or will support the BC Liberals. Horgan made the most of it, later Tweeting: "Less anxious about my bus and more concerned about British Columbians getting stuck with four more years of Christy Clark". In comparison, support for the B.C. NDP declined by one percent while the Liberals witnessed support decline by four percent.

- Horgan said everywhere he's been during the election campaign, people have been telling him they can't wait to have a government that works for them.

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