COLLINS – Will Horgan’s comment on ‘perspectives’ hurt NDP in election?

NDP leader John Horgan.

NDP leader John Horgan.

KAMLOOPS-NORTH THOMPSON Liberal candidate Peter Milobar was quick to take advantage of a perceived gaffe by NDP leader John Horgan last week.

collins-colhedCommenting on the mixed response to the approval of the project to twin the current Kinder Morgan pipeline from Alberta through B.C. to Burnaby, Horgan was quoted as saying, in effect, that Interior residents didn’t have the same perspective as those on the coast.

Milobar jumped on the comment, suggesting the comment represented a “pat on the head” to Interior residents and was condescending. My guess is that Horgan meant his remarks to say “people on the coast simply have a different look at this issue than people outside the Lower Mainland.”


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