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B.C. ELECTION 2017: Eye on the Fraser-Nicola race

From left to right, Fraser-Nicola MLA candidates Arthur Green for the B.C. Green Party, Jackie Tegart for the B.C. Liberals and Harry Lali for the B.C. NDP.
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May 09, 2017 - 6:30 PM

NICOLA VALLEY - B.C. Liberal candidate Jackie Tegart is seeking re-election in her riding of Fraser-Nicola, but she's being challenged by a four-term NDP MLA she unseated and a Green candidate who ran in the federal election.

Tegart is taking on NDP candidate Harry Lali and B.C. Green Party candidate Arthur Green. She's held the seat since the last provincial election, when she edged Lali out by about 500 votes.

There are 23,578 registered voters in the riding for this election, compared to 22,187 voters in the past election.

In the 2013 provincial election, more than 61 per cent of registered voters took to the polls. 

Lali spent 18 years as an MLA in the riding, and had cabinet experience from when the B.C. NDP last held power in the 1990s.

Green's first political run was during the 2015 federal election when he ran for the Green Party of Canada. 

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