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The Liberal and NDP parties were slammed for using an annual memorial service for workers killed on the job as a campaigning opportunity. Although parties denied they were there to campaign, NDP leader Carole James attended a memorial service near Victoria, while the Liberals organized a convoy of trucks and heavy equipment in Williams Lake.
Since 2001, some 559 workers have died in workplace accidents in the province.
Marijuana Party candidate campaigns from pokey
In what has to be a first in Canadian politics, Marijuana Party candidate Donald Briere is campaigning for the Surrey-Tynehead riding from a very unusual location Ñ in jail at AbbotsfordÕs Pacific Institution, where he is currently serving a sentence for possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, in connection with the Da Kine coffee shop.
Briere ran in the same riding in 2001, earning just two per cent of the vote.