B.C. Election: Will it be an NDP majority tomorrow?

Updated: October 23, 2020, 8:10 PM

Three Filipinos in the running

Teodoro Alcuitas

Editor, Philippine Canadian news.Com

The New Democrats are predicted to win a majority in tomorrow’s provincial election according to polls.

With 87 seats in the B.C. legislature up for grabs, the NDP needs to win 44 seats to win a majority. In 2017, the BC Liberals won 43 of them, the NDP 41 and the Greens three, giving the NDP and Greens just enough for the NDP to form a minority government with Green support.

The party leaders have done their best. Now it’s up to voters. Photo by Jonathan Hayward, the Canadian Press.

Two Filipino candidates are  running for the NDP while one is running for the Greens.

Mable Elmore of Vancouver-Kensington is hoping to win her fourth term.

The young Jaden Dela Torre is in his second attempt to win a political race having lost in first try to win a federal seat in the last election. He is running in Richmond North Center.

Cyrus Sy is on his second try in politics as a candidate in New Westminster for the Green Party of B.C. Sy also lost in his first run as a School Board Trustee in the last election.

If opinion polls are to be trusted, it’s not a close election, according to The Tyee. At the start of the campaign, Leader John Horgan was leading at 19-percent and could pick up 55 seats.

Around one million British Columbians will have already voted by election day according to Election officials. 

As of Thursday, the poll aggregator 338Canada was projecting 52 NDP seats and CBC’s poll tracker was predicting 48.

Go out and vote tomorrow!

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