British Columbia Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson brought his campaign to Osoyoos on Sunday, pledging to spend $100 million on improving internet access in rural communities if elected after the Oct. 24 vote.
He says the money would also support better mobile connectivity in large parts of the province where it’s impossible to get a cellphone signal.
Wilkinson also touted the Liberals' promises to eliminate the provincial sales tax for a year and implement a $7,000 yearly tax cut to help older people remain in their homes rather than entering assisted-living or long-term care.
Green party Leader Sonia Furstenau, meanwhile, criticized her rivals' records on housing affordability during a campaign stop in Duncan.
Furstenau says the Liberals treated the early days of the housing affordability crisis as an “economic boom,” in which real estate prices drove up wealth for homeowners in particular neighbourhoods.
She says the boom came at an enormous cost, as a generation of young people in B.C. have been priced out owning homes in their communities.
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