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Kelowna Liberal MLA calls snap provincial election 'reprehensible'

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September 21, 2020 - 12:22 PM

Kelowna-Lake Country Liberal MLA Norm Letnick has no kind words for Premier John Horgan's snap election call today.

“This is the wrong decision at the wrong time,” Letnick told today, Sept. 21. “We’re in the middle of a pandemic and Mr. Horgan has tried to capitalize on polling numbers and I think that’s reprehensible on his part.”

READ MORE: BREAKING: British Columbians going to the polls Oct. 24

Letnick pointed out that Horgan still has a year left in his mandate and has the support of the Green Party that has been propping up his minority government for the past three years so there’s no reason to call an election at this time.

“It’s one more promise that he’s broken,” Letnick said, noting a number of NDP promises failed to materialize before COVID-19 hit last spring.

Letnick said as an incumbent he will be appointed today by Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, as will other incumbents.

The election is scheduled for Oct. 24.

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