Posted on the CEP 2000 website (mediaunion.ca):
Every vote matters
Did you know that B.C.'s 2009 provincial election was decided by 3,500 votes? And that winners in 11 ridings were decided by about 500 votes or less?
Your vote counts and is important.
Go to the polls on Tuesday, May 14. Polls will be open between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Or advance polls are open in every riding through Saturday May 11.
Westside-Kelowna NDP candidate Carole Gordon is hosting a Mother's Day Fun Night!
Come finish your Mother's Day at Friend's Pub with Carole Gordon and Friends.
$20 for a drink and burger or drink and fish and chips!
Carole's last pub night was a huge success. Silent Auction and more fun! Let's celebrate all the work Carole and her team have been doing to become the next MLA for Westside-Kelowna.
You order tickets by calling the campaign office at 250.768.5503.
Event Date and Time: Sunday, May 12 -- 6:30-9 pm
Friends Neighbourhood Pub - 2210 Boucherie Rd., West Kelowna, British Columbia
New Democratic Party candidates in Kelowna constituencies on Friday criticized what they called the BC Liberals' misleading claims on job creation.
"Christy Clark's Liberals have spent $16 million to tell us their BC Jobs Plan is working, even though the facts tell a different story," said Mike Nuyens (Kelowna-Lake Country).
"Today's report from Statistics Canada shows Kelowna lost another 1,700 jobs last month. We've now lost a total of 6,400 jobs since they announced their so-called jobs plan," he said.
"Their refusal to face the facts would be laughable if the reality weren't so painful for working families," said Nuyens.
Carole Gordon (Westside-Kelowna) said the Statistics Canada report showed the province as a whole lost 10,800 private sector jobs in April.
"Since the Liberals' jobs plan sprang into action, we've lost a total of 45,600 private sector jobs," said Gordon.
"BC now has Canada's worst record on employment. It's hurting BC families and no amount of government advertising can change that," she said.
Tish Lakes (Kelowna-Mission) said that job creation is one more example of the BC Liberals not being straight with voters.
"They've spent millions of taxpayers' dollars to try to convince us their jobs plan is working, when the facts show the opposite. They disregard the truth and say whatever they like. They obviously haven't changed since they misled us about the HST. That's a key reason why so many people are looking for change for the better," she said.
Nuyens said Adrian Dix and the BC NDP have outlined practical steps to build a diversified, prosperous economy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy.
"Our priority will be to train BC workers to fill BC jobs. It doesn't make sense to bring in more and more temporary foreign workers when British Columbians are looking for work," he said.
The Coalition of Child Care Advocates has put together a party platform comparison on the four B.C. political parties' child care platforms. Check it out here.