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John Horgan joins Penticton NDP candidate

October 17, 2020 - 4:47 PM

With a week left in the campaign, NDP leader John Horgan joined Penticton candidate Toni Boot in the city this afternoon.

The pair met at the site of a childcare facility on Edmonton Avenue where a $2.9 million provincial funding investment will provide 116 new full-time childcare spaces.

READ MORE: Penticton receives $2.9M from province for childcare facility

“Child care is crucially important to families being able to make a full recovery as part of our local economy” said Boot, in an NDP press release.

The second stop for Horgan and Boot was to a local brewery where Boot introduced Horgan to nurse practitioners working within Penticton’s new Primary Care Network. Penticton’s network is one of 39 launched across the province by the BC NDP to provide healthcare for British Columbians that cannot find family doctors. The networks aim to bring more integrated, closer-to-home care based on community needs. 

Horgan also heard from local resident Catherine Hunter of The Rise, a supportive housing project in Penticton for low and middle-income families or individuals.

“This weekend is my one-year anniversary of moving into my The Rise. Having this home has transformed and pulled together my life” Hunter told Horgan. The Rise is part of Horgan’s government’s 10-year plan to build 114,000 affordable homes in the province, 25,000 of which have already been built.

Advance polls are open now until Wednesday Oct. 21. General election day is planned for Oct. 24.

Read more election coverage here.


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