Harris fears ‘coalition of losers’

Conservative candidate Dick Harris says the party is simply echoing the concerns of Canadians when it raises the spectre of a possible coalition government.

Conservative candidate Dick Harris says the party is simply echoing the concerns of Canadians when it raises the spectre of a possible coalition government.

“That’s all this country needs is a coalition of losers, you know … I mean … hello?” Harris said Tuesday.

The Cariboo-Prince George candidate cited a recent poll suggesting that 72 per cent of Canadians are concerned about the possibility of a coalition.

“We want to stop it by getting a majority government,” Harris said. “We’re agreeing with Canadians that (a coalition) is a scary proposition.”

NDP candidate Jon Van Barneveld says the coalition scare is a “red herring” to divert attention away from what triggered the election.

“(The Conservatives) have been called on their lack of accountability, their lack of ethics and found in contempt of parliament,” he said. “Coalition is not a choice on the ballot.”

Van Barneveld added that in a minority government, MPs from all parties should be willing to work together to get the job done.


Just Posted

Collection of obsolete pesticides, livestock medication Oct. 15 in Vanderhoof

Clean Farms program offers safe way to dispose of obsolete items

Vanderhoof commemorates Orange Shirt Day with beading workshop

Participants can learn a traditional Métis craft at CNC Sept. 26

College of New Caledonia offers new automotive glass technician program

The program is offered mainly online, allowing more students to take part from across the north

Local business wins snow removal award

K. Leigh Precision Earthworks picked up Rookie of the Year from Western Canadian company

Todd Doherty was recognized today for his life-saving actions during a flight home

Todd Doherty, Member of Parliament for Cariboo-Prince George, was recognized today for… Continue reading

VIDEO: Rare close encounter with whale pod spotted off B.C. waters

Pod of southern resident orca whales breach within arms length of whale watchers

Rattie scores 3 as Oilers blank Canucks 6-0

Vancouver slips to 1-5 in exhibition play

Veterans Affairs ordered to take second look before supporting vets’ relatives

Liberal government ordered officials to adopt a more critical eye

Dead B.C. motorcyclist was member of group that raced down mountain road

Some group members record their rides on Strathcona Parkway and post times to page

Indigenous athletes in spotlight at BC Sports Hall of Fame

New gallery to feature Carey Price, Kaila Mussel and Richard Peter

B.C. couple who went missing on flight from Edmonton named by family

Family released a statement Wednesday saying they’re still intent on finding the two-seater plane

VIDEO: A close look at what you were breathing during the B.C. wildfire season

Electron microscope images show soot and tar particles generated by worst B.C. fire season

B.C. woman donates $250,000 to ovarian cancer research for friends

Two of Patty Pitts’s friends passed away from the disease within a year

B.C. could provide clues as to how New Brunswick electoral results shake out

Premier Christy Clark faced a strikingly similar scenario following the province’s 2017 election

Most Read