All four federal candidates for the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding were in Prince Rupert yesterday for an all candidates forum.
The partisan crowd made it vocally known that incumbent, Nathan Cullen of the NDP, had their support.
Pointed questions were asked about Lelu Island, and Aboriginal rights and title.
The debate became heated when the topic turned to LNG, with Cullen and Conservative candidate Tyler Nesbitt trading barbs.
At one point, Nesbitt criticized Cullen by saying he had already made up his mind against LNG without first looking at the science behind the proposals, and saying that “if you want to kill LNG, then vote NDP,” which elicited a loud cheer and applause from the audience.
Regardless of party affiliation, all candidates encouraged people to get out and vote.
Cullen noted that unlike previous elections where by time the polling stations in BC closed, the election has already been decided by voters in Eastern Canada, saying that this time BC can play a pivotal role in the election outcome.