From Prince George it was off Penticton and off the plane onto the bus, which after after four flights, led to great joy from the media and staff who were in desperate need of power for all the electronics.
The rest of the way, it's on the bus, with plug-ins and power cords for all.
The bus took us a short trip to the campaign office of Penticton candidate Richard Cannings where we were greeted by a cheering crowd.
As the plane landed in sunny Prince George, people flocked to catch Adrian Dix.
On hand were candidates Sherry Ogasawara, Bobby Deepak and Sussanne Skidmore-Hewlett.
Here Adrian talked of how important this region is to the province - the forestry and mining industries. And how ensuring we have enough skilled workers to fulfill industry needs and give young peoplke opportunities would be the first thing a Bcndp government would tackle.
Supporters, including candidates Charlie Wyse and Duncan Barnett, met Adrian Dix and the BC NDP tour on the airstrip in Williams Lake.
We we're only on the ground for a few minutes, time to meet the crowd and for Adrian to congratulate the candidates on their tireless work in the ridings and for the campaign.
Adrian gave a special mention to Charlie and Duncan who have traveled from one end of the riding to the other, meeting people and presenting the BC NDP's plan for change for the better. Adrian emphasized the work that Charlie has done as an advocate for education and health care, and the work Duncan has done in agriculture.
The stop ended with a quick reminder of the importance of voting, before we were back in the air and on the way to the next stop.
Vancouver, BC – Former NDP leader Joy MacPhail asked voters to remember how it felt when the BC Liberals betrayed their trust in a video message released today.
In the message, MacPhail asked voters to remember the BC Liberal scandals and the fact-free election campaign they have run.
“When you walk into the ballot box on Tuesday, and you are about to mark your x and decide what the next four years look like, remember how they’ve misled you and remember how it felt when they betrayed your trust.”
We started today with coffee and breakfast, but by 7:45 we were on the road.
We arrived in Courtenay greeted by Kassandra Dycke and a Burma Shave that welcomed us to Zocalo Cafe.
Adrian's 24 hour kick off speech was energetic and jovial, thanking supporters for the work they've done and are about to do by electing a BC NDP government. He talked of the strong and influential women who have been proud representatives for the ndp in the riding, and the change that we will bring to BC.
It was wheels up and we are off to Kamloops, leaving behind no doubt that the North Island is ready for NDP
VANCOUVER – Beginning at 8 a.m. tomorrow morning, BC NDP leader Adrian Dix will embark on a non-stop, 24-hour Countdown to Change tour, criss-crossing the province as momentum builds for change in the last hours of the campaign.
“All over this great province of ours, in community after community, I’ve met enthusiastic, optimistic British Columbians who are eager to bring the change we need,” said Dix. “In the last 24 hours of the campaign, I’m going to spend every minute I can reinforcing our message of renewal and hope.”
VANCOUVER – As the election campaign hits the homestretch, BC NDP leader Adrian Dix brought his optimistic message of change for the better to a rally attended by more than 1,000 supporters from all over the Lower Mainland.
“We are two short days away from the election and I’m feeling more and more optimistic,” said Dix. “In all the communities I’ve visited in this campaign, people are smiling, positive, optimistic—and looking forward to saying ‘not this time’ to the BC Liberals.
10. The Worst Private Sector Job Performance in Canada: BC deserves better than the BC Liberals’ failed jobs plan, which has bled BC of 45,600 private sector jobs. The NDP plan invests in skills training to grow the economy and create jobs, and takes concrete steps to support LNG, mining, high-tech, forestry, film, agriculture and small business.
Election day is three days away and momentum for change is building right across the province. From the Interior earlier this week, to Parksville on Vancouver Island last night to Coquitlam this morning, Adrian is meeting British Columbians who are ready for a new government.
In Coquitlam, Adrian joined Chris Wilson (Coquitlam-Burke Mountain), Selina Robinson, (Coquitlam-Maillardville), and Joe Trasolini (Port Moody-Coquitlam) at the Coquitlam Burke Mountain campaign office to meet with volunteers and supporters.
Today, the “Fact-Free BC” Liberal campaign rolls through Abbotsford and Surrey.
In the last election, the BC Liberals told voters in Abbotsford and Surrey they wouldn’t bring in the HST. After the election, they brought in the HST.
So how did voters in Abbotsford and Surrey respond?
Let’s review how they voted in the referendum on the BC Liberals’ signature accomplishment since the last election – the HST.