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CTV News one-on-one interviews with the four major candidates:
Christy Clark
Adrian Dix
Jane Sterk
John Cummins

NDP holds strong lead despite nasty Liberal campaign
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 05 – 13

Senate expense scandal: money or morality?
Source: The Star | 2013 – 05 – 09

New B.C. Liberal ad highlights Green Party
Source: CBC News | 2013 – 05 – 10

Vaughn Palmer: Hungry NDP likely to win on Tuesday, but Christy Clark has earned a consolation prize
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 05 – 10

Rural-urban divide produces an election tale of two provinces
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 05 – 11

Martyn Brown: Vote Once, Think Twice
Source: Straight | 2013 – 05 – 12

COLUMN: Think hard about B.C.’s future before voting May 14
Source: Vic News | 2013 – 05 – 09

Can a positive campaign win an election? B.C. will soon find out
Source: CTV News | 2013 – 05 – 12

Parties calculate strategy to appeal to the widest range of potential supporters
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 05 – 12

Green’s star candidate makes a surprise splash in B.C. riding
Source: National Post | 2013 – 05 – 12

In the war room – facing the ballot box
Source: CBC News | 2013 – 05 – 09

The Straight Slate for the 2013 B.C. provincial election: Candidate picks
Source: The Straight | 2013 – 05 – 09

Shannon Corregan: Young people know this vote is crucial
Source: Times Colonist | 2013 – 05 – 10

Vaughn Palmer: Party leaders’ futures hinged to election day results
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 05 – 09

B.C. Greens call expansion of LNG pipelines ‘economic suicide’
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 05 – 09

Don Cayo: Mike Harcourt out-managed the Liberals, other NDPers did not, study says
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 05 – 09

Video: B.C. party leaders John Cummins, Adrian Dix, Christy Clark and Jane Sterk answer reader question on accountability in government
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 05 – 09

NDP fails to win over B.C. business vote
Source: Business Vancouver | 2013 – 05 – 07

BC Election Daily Issue Polling – May 7
Source: Ipsos Reid | 2013 – 05 – 07

Editorial: Hydro projects need oversight
Source: Times Colonist | 2013 – 05 – 09

Slow down and earn public support for resource projects, Dix says
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 05 – 07

B.C. Green leader Jane Sterk says she will step down if she’s not elected
Source: Times Colonist | 2013 – 05 – 06

Analysis: Ideological differences notwithstanding, Dix-Harper relationship could be a productive one
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 05 – 06

BC spent nearly $650,000 defending gags on election advertising
Source: The Tyee | 2013 – 05 – 06

NDP hypocrisy stunning in scale, audacity
Source: 24 Hours | 2013 – 05 – 06

Elections BC introduces new ways to cast advance ballots
Source: CBC News | 2013 – 05 – 06

B.C. Liberals closing gap with NDP in election polls
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 05 – 06

Advance polls key to party hopes
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 05 – 05

Smyth: Campaign attack mode is officially underway
Source: The Province | 2013 – 05 – 07

Martyn Brown: The Campaign: Who Cares?
Source: The Province | 2013 – 05 – 06

Christy Clark faces tough fight in her Vancouver riding
Source: CBC News | 2013 – 05 – 06

Smyth: Liberal momentum threatens to turn NDP cakewalk into Christy Clark comeback
Source: The Province | 2013 – 05 – 05

B.C. election campaign turns into a furious firefight with just a week left
Source: The Province | 2013 – 05 – 05

‘We don’t need Alberta’: Election-ready Clark pushes natural gas as key to B.C.’s success
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 05 – 06

Clark denies NDP claim that she’s fear-mongering in election campaign
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 05 – 05

Les Leyne: In B.C. elections, the issues change, but not much else
Source: Times Colonist | 2013 – 05 – 03

Past NDP governments offer lessons to Adrian Dix: Practical makes perfect
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 05 – 04

B.C.’s Excalibur party, Work Less Party protest from the political fringe
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 05 – 04

Video: Squire Barnes chats with Christy Clark
Source: Global BC | 2013 – 05 – 04

Les Leyne: Green governance is in realm of the hypothetical
Source: Times Colonist | 2013 – 05 – 02

Vaughn Palmer: New polls a positive sign for Liberals, but they still face uphill battle
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 05 – 03

BC Liberals: The Newsreel
Source: The Tyee | 2013 – 05 – 04

The Advocational Party: the richest political party you’ve never heard of
Source: Global BC | 2013 – 05 – 01

Vaughn Palmer: B.C. has a long history of one-term-wonders as premier
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 05 – 02

Editorial: Winning might not be enough
Source: Times Colonist | 2013 – 05 – 03

B.C. premier settles vehicle accident claim out of court
Source: 24 Hours Vancouver | 2013 – 05 – 02

B.C. NDP strategize as Greens show advantage
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 05 – 03

NDP defends Jane Shin over ‘chinkasaurus’ comment while Liberals question her credentials
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 30

Vaughn Palmer: Dix sidesteps the issue, but proposed fracking review would take some time
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 30

Michael Smyth: Christy Clark’s red-light move dumb, NDP on fracking, dumber
Source: The Province | 2013 – 04 – 30

B.C. entirely tuned out of same-old politics
Source: The Province | 2013 – 05 – 01

A red light couldn’t stop Christy Clark – will uproar halt her momentum?
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 04 – 29

Greens seek party status to change culture of the legislature
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 27

How will my tax burden change?
Source: The Province | 2013 – 04 – 26

B.C. election debate turns spotlight on leadership styles
Source: CBC News | 2013 – 04 – 29

Pipeline politics may be point of weakness for the NDP Handling of Kinder Morgan issue raises concerns in B.C.’s business sector
Source: The Province | 2013 – 04 – 28

Martyn Brown: B.C. Liberals unchained
source: Straight | 2013 – 04 – 23

Les Leyne: Debate barbs aimed at Dix
Source: Times Colonist | 2013 – 04 – 26

Liberals’ Desperation Shows As Their Statements Insult British Columbians
Source: The Link | 2013 – 04 – 27

Christy Clark plays down B.C. Green Party competition, during visit to Oak Bay, Sidney
Source: Times Colonist | 2013 – 04 – 27

B.C. has few rules governing political donations
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 26

Vaughn Palmer: Dix stumbles, Sterk shines in radio debate
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 26

The Real Issue: Election to decide which party sets B.C.’s economic course for decades
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 26

Craig McInnes: Whipped — new film questions role of MLAs and MPs
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 26

Christy Clark, a politician first
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 27

When principles collide in B.C. politics
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 25

Clark challenges Dix on Kinder Morgan stance as pipeline, economy dominate radio debate
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 27

The politics of likes in a place like B.C.: Social media on the campaign trail
Source: The Globe an Mail | 2013 – 04 – 27

Clark promises women’s economic council as part of election campaign
Source: The Tyee | 2013 – 04 – 25

B.C. Green Party pitches ‘guaranteed livable income’
Source: CBC News | 2013 – 04 – 25

How I Was Fired By The BC Conservatives
Source: The Huffington Post | 2013 – 04 – 25

Vaughn Palmer: B.C. Liberals and NDP compete for worst management of big public projects
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 25

Be wary of Dix’s lack of specifics
Source: 24 Hours | 2013 – 04 – 24

Brian Hutchinson: B.C. premier Christy Clark’s baffling campaign strategy is to misinform, mislead and make up stuff
Source: National Post | 2013 – 04 – 23

B.C. Premier Christy Clark scores with attack ads but could lose seat in election: Walkom
Source: The Star | 2013 – 04 – 23

Vaughn Palmer: NDP’s complete election platform leaves many questions unanswered
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 24

Les Leyne: Dix lays out NDP’s election platform, comes up empty on jobs
Source: Times Colonist | 2013 – 04 – 25

Les Leyne: Media sidelined by parties’ DIY coverage
Source: Times Colonist | 2013 – 04 – 23

The optimist versus the actor: Liberal election fortunes brighten
Source: Business Vancouver | 2013 – 04 – 23

Increased funding for health and education should be biggest priority for new government: Poll
Source: Global News | 2013 – 04 – 23

Polls ‘Don’t Predict the Future’
Source: The Tyee | 2013 – 04 – 24

Vaughn Palmer: Adrian Dix’s election strategy — crush opponents and avoid the one-term blues
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 23

Dix defuses Kinder Morgan pipeline debate
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 04 – 23

B.C. Liberals adopt a bulldog attitude
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 04 – 22

Riding profile: Can incumbent van Dongen claim Abbotsford South as an independent?
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 04 – 21

Editorial: Establish limit on political gifts
Source: Times Colonist | 2013 – 04 – 21

B.C. parties unveil plans for apologizing to discriminated groups
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 04 – 20

First Nations disappointed NDP has not opposed pipeline expansion
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 04 – 20

Judgment day for Christy Clark: Will B.C. give her a second chance?
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 04 – 20

Christy who? Liberal hopefuls are downplaying the brand, leader in their campaigns
Source: The Province | 2013 – 04 – 21

Gov’t MLA doesn’t necessarily pay dividends for constituents
Source: Delta Optimist | 2013 – 04 – 19

Craig McInnes: Platforms of other parties worth a look
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 21

Punchless Liberals still waiting for their big shot
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 04 – 21

See ‘Whipped,’ Sean Holman’s Expose on Slavish Politicians
Source: The Tyee | 2013 – 04 – 22

Election Law ‘Chilling’ Groups Wanting to Share Info
Source: The Tyee | 2013 – 04 – 22

NDP vows to fight child poverty with annual bonus
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 04 – 20

NDP Leader Adrian Dix is the most lobbied B.C. politician outside cabinet
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 20

Adrian Dix: Surviving all challenges
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 19

NDP letter asking for donations has some businesses seeing red
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 04 – 20

Video: Don’t rule out Greens, Conservatives in B.C.
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 04 – 19

B.C. NDP to raise welfare rates, pledges monthly family bonus
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 19

Dix promises millions to boost public education; Liberal Education Minister crashes party
Source: The Province | 2013 – 04 – 18

Chuck Strahl forbidden from helping Liberal campaign, B.C. Conservatives say
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 04 – 18

Green Party poised to stake claim in B.C. legislature
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 04 – 19

Lobbying: Oil, gas companies are the top B.C. lobbyists
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 18

Vaughn Palmer: B.C. NDP’s ‘wait and see’ dodge leaves questions about what they’d actually do in power
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 18

Liberal Don McRae disrupts Adrian Dix’s announcement in park
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 04 – 18

Martyn Brown: The B.C. Liberals’ best hope
Source: Straight | 2013 – 04 – 16

Clark says Liberals can fight election without new debt
Source: The Tyee | 2013 – 04 – 17

Les Leyne: Candidate’s collapse a familiar NDP faux pas
Source: Times Colonist | 2013 – 04 – 16

Reality Check | B.C.’s jobs plan
Source: CBC News | 2013 – 04 – 17

NDP would freeze ferry rates; create student grant program
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 17

Craig McInnes: Are some ideas too hot for politics?
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 17

Vaughn Palmer: Last-minute Liberal decision caters to nurses, ignores costs
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 17

Two years in the making, an unpredictable B.C. election campaign is set to officially begin
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 04- 16

Why Isn’t Christy Clark More Popular?
Source: The Tyee | 2013 – 04 – 16

Christy Clark just can’t stop talking about the NDP
Source: The Province | 2013 – 04 – 16

Craig McInnes: Reforming party financing — NDP’s Adrian Dix clear on what he opposes, but not what he is for
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 16

Video: Extended Adrian Dix Interview
Source: CTV News | 2013 – 04 – 16

NDP feels environmentalist heat again in Victoria’s Oak Bay-Gordon Head
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 04 – 17

Reality Check | B.C.’s credit rating
Source: CBC News 2013 – 04 – 15

New Democrats pledge funding to boost forest industry health and jobs
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 15

CBC launches Vote Compass online for B.C. election
Source: CBC News | 2013 – 04 – 15

Editorial: Listen, look, ponder, vote
Source: Times Colonist | 2013 – 04 – 16

Editorial: Clearing the air on carbon trust
Source: Times Colonist | 2013 – 04 – 16

Vaughn Palmer: On the road to a debt-free B.C., Clark piles on ever more debt
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 15

NDP document refutes Christy Clark’s claims in TV address
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 15

Adrian Dix vows to ban corporate and union political donations in B.C.
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 04 – 14

Craig McInnes: Trend of shrinking government started under provincial NDP
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 14

Poll: On campaign eve, NDP ahead of Liberals by 12 percentage points
Source: The Tyee | 2013 – 04 – 14

BC NDP will ban union and corporate donations
Source: BC NDP | 2013 – 04 – 14

NDP to ban union, corporate donations
Source: Vancouver 24 Hours | 2013 – 04 – 14

A B.C. election primer: Politics here is never dull and the upcoming campaign will prove it
Source: Times Colonist | 2013 – 04 – 14

Documentary: Disability activist fights for right to manage his own care
Source: CBC | 2013 – 04 – 14

NDP’s Dix promises ban on ‘big money’ political donations from unions and corporations
Source: Canada.com | 2013 – 04 – 14

Video: Three candidates to watch in B.C.
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 04 – 11

BC Election 2013: Christy Clark TV Special To Set Campaign Slogan
Source: The Huffington Post | 2013 – 04 – 13

Editorial: Apologizing for political gains
Source: Times Colonist | 2013 – 04 – 14

Anything can happen, says Bill Bennett’s son as he joins Christy Clark’s campaign
Source: The Province | 2013 – 04 – 14

Andrew Coyne on the modern party leader: Pragmatic, disciplined and without political principles
Source: National Post | 2013 – 04 – 13

BC Election 2013: Poll Suggests Adrian Dix’s NDP Poised To Defeat Christy Clark’s Liberals
Source: The Huffington Post | 2013 – 04 – 12

Les Leyne: NDP gets bad stuff out of the way early
Source: Times Colonist | 2013 – 04 – 13

Meet Adrian Dix, the NDP’s comeback kid in B.C.
Source: The Globe and Mai; | 2013 – 04 – 13

Northern Gateway panel releases 199 pipeline conditions
Source: CBC News | 2013 – 04 – 12

Low approval ratings give B.C. and Nova Scotia premiers cause for concern
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 04 – 12

Clark’s TV pitch to voters to be accompanied by social media ‘second screen’
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 13

Political climate changing, says B.C. Green party still waiting for breakthrough
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 12

BC Election 2013: Put Information Rights Front And Centre
Source: The Huffington Post | 2013 – 04 – 12

Consumer group accuses Liberals of siphoning ICBC profits at drivers’ expense
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 11

Martyn Brown: Christy Clark, Adrian Dix, and prime-time political follies
Source: Straight | 2013 – 04 – 10

Brian Hutchinson: B.C. campaign likely to get ugly, fast
Source: National Post | 2013 – 04 – 10

Vaughn Palmer: NDP and Liberals using similar playbooks when it comes to raising revenues
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 11

21 retiring MLAs cashing out $21M in pensions: CTF
Source: CTV News | 2013 – 04 – 11

Editorial: Vote, or somebody else will decide your future for you
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 11

Surrey mayor on provincial agendas: Don’t forget city-building
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 04 – 11

Four more LNG export projects proposed for B.C.
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 10

Stockwell Day throws support behind BC Liberals in upcoming election
Source: Global News | 2013 – 04 – 10

Michael Smyth: B.C.’s retiring MLAs to hit pension jackpot thanks to taxpayers’ generosity
Source: The Province | 2013 – 04 – 11

Editorial — Financing provincial elections
Source: Langley Times | 2013 – 04 – 10

B.C. election: Names on prescription pill bottles now acceptable form of ID for May vote
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 09

Vaughn Palmer: Adrian Dix climbs onto the slippery slope of subsidies
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 09

BC Election 2013: How Transparent Are Clark And Dix?
Source: The Huffington Post | 2013 – 04 – 09

Dave Babych has better shot at comeback than Christy Clark
Source: The Province | 2013 – 04 – 09

B.C. Premier Christy Clark criticized for Margaret Thatcher comparison
Source: Yahoo! News | 2013 – 04 – 09

Someone’s keeping Adrian Dix squeaky clean on Wikipedia
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 09

Clark’s Gas Export Optimism Floats on Cloudy Numbers
Source: The Tyee | 2013 – 04 – 10

The Tyee’s Top 10 Ridings to Watch
Source: The Tyee | 2013 – 04 – 09

Negative Advertising Fails
Source: The Tyee | 2013 – 04 – 09

Poll shows Christy Clark tied for least popular premier in Canada
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 08

Saskatchewan’s Wall Keeps Place as Best Rated Canadian Premier
Source: Angus Reid Public Opinion | 2013 – 04 – 08

Christy Clark tells supporters the polls are wrong and Liberals can win again
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 04 – 09

With a week to go before writ is dropped, BC leaders say they’re ready
Source: The Tyee | 2013 – 04 – 08

Two senior advisers quit BC Conservatives with less than two months until election
Source: Global News | 2013 – 04 – 08

Media Release: BC’s Independent MLAs Renew Call for Election Finance Reform
Source: Re-elect Bob Simpson | 2013 – 04 – 08

Christy Clark’s ministers play the incumbency card before election campaign
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 04 – 08

Les Leyne: Business donations a problem for NDP
Source: Times Colonist | 2013 – 04 – 09

B.C. Liberals, NDP already jousting on transit financing strategies
Source: The Globe and Mail | 2013 – 04 – 08

New Democrats complete B.C. slate in advance of May 14 general election
Source: The Vancouver Sun | 2013 – 04 – 08

 

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