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B.C. ELECTION 2017: Still not sure who to vote for? This might help

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May 09, 2017 - 11:30 AM

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - The campaigns are over and now it's up to you to act and vote. 

If you're still not sure, we have been compiling some of the best analysis in the province to help you decide who gets your vote.

To start things off, here's the basics from the Youtube channel This Here Vancouver. It gives a solid basic overview of the main parties and the platforms the B.C. Liberals, NDP and Greens all propose. It moves a bit fast, but there is a pause button.

If you're confused by the Todays B.C. Liberals and the use of the name Liberal, CBC decided to give everyone an explanation of what happened there. For anyone new to the province it explains why the provincial party is more right wing than other provincial Liberal parties and the federal Liberal Party.

If you're wondering how you stand in all of this, CBC has put together another one of their vote compasses for this election. Click here to try it.

They've also put together a poll tracker, so you can see how everyone else is thinking, according to professional pollsters. Click here to see it.

Here's how some major newspapers are viewing this election. Surprise: Both the Globe and Mail and the Vancouver Sun/Province support the B.C. Liberals. You should also check out some of the work by Province columnist Michael Smyth, Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer and Global's Keith Baldrey.

Locally there are a few issues that affect residents in the interior more than others. We here at iNFOnews.ca covered some of the bigger issues important to residents of the Thompson and Okanagan areas. The doctor shortage in the interior is a growing problem, particularly in Kamloops. Click here to see how the parties plan to tackle the issue.

The fentanyl crisis is an issue that's been talked about in great depth, but most of the time it's focused on the Lower Mainland. We took a closer look at what the parties plan to do provincially with the interior of B.C. in mind.

Housing isn't just an issue in Vancouver. All Thompson and Okanagan communities are struggling with low vacancy rates, low rental supply, high rents and a housing market that's nearly unattainable for many people. The flipside, of course, is that the real estate market has created fortunes for anyone who got in at the right time. You might wonder where each party in the B.C. election stands on the issue. Not a problem, go here where we take a close look at what each party says about housing in their platforms.

Did we miss anything? If you have any links that could help your friends and neighbours choose, please share in the comments section.


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