Beyond the Ballot
British Columbians are heading to the polls this fall on Saturday October 24. Our B.C. team tracks what you need to know with pan-sector analysis of key platform priorities.
A Pandemic Election
Sep. 23, 2020.
Today, each B.C. political party kicked off what will be a very different looking election campaign amid a global pandemic and provincial state of emergency. Gone are the big, day one campaign rallies that seek to show momentum. These events will be replaced by small media availabilities with many, or in some cases all, reporters calling in. But possibly the biggest news revealed officials are preparing for a surge in mail-in voting that could delay the final election count. Read more >
New Leger Poll Provides Deeper Insight into the B.C. Campaign
Oct. 1, 2020.
This is not a traditional election campaign. There are no rallies or whistle stop events, and leaders’ tours have been pared down to basically one public event a day. So far, there have been limited policy announcements, the debates are not yet scheduled, and no party has released their full campaign platform. Consequently, the first period of the 2020 campaign has been a bit boring for keen political watchers. But luckily, this week the pollsters have been filling in the void. Read more >