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Provincial election campaign hits day two as leaders shed more light on platforms

The BC New Democrats are accusing the long-governing Liberals of ignoring renters across the province, and NDP Leader John Horgan says his party is ready to lend renters a hand.

Horgan was in downtown Vancouver today, promising to introduce a $400 annual rebate to all renters.

He did not provide details on what the program would cost, saying his party will release its full platform tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Liberal Leader Christy Clark is continuing to push her party’s jobs and economic growth platform with campaign stops at technology companies in the Tri-Cities outside of Vancouver.

Clark is promising tax breaks for new companies and more seats in science and education programs, and says the province’s low income tax will help attract talented workers.

But the Liberals were also dealt a blow today as B.C.’s privacy commissioner rejected the second of two complaints filed by the party.

The Liberals have alleged the NDP breached privacy laws by sharing supporter lists, but the privacy commissioner says neither of the complaints meet the threshold for an investigation by his office.

Green party is promising to push for livable incomes for everyone in the province.

Leader Andrew Weaver has announced his party’s income security strategy at a campaign stop in Vancouver.

He says the plan would increase disability payments and income assistance, and introduce a basic youth income.

The Greens are also preparing to host a rally with David Suzuki later tonight.

Voters head to the polls on May 9th.

(With files from The Canadian Press) 

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