PETERS – All-candidates forum a valuable opportunity for voters

Will local election forum be as heated as the leaders’ debate? (Image: File photo)

THE THREE MAIN political party leaders were feisty this week as they engaged in their first big debate.

Christy Clark, John Horgan and Andrew Weaver took repeated swipes at each other in the pseudo-radio debate that was also televised.

It speaks to the tone of this campaign being much more confrontational than the last time around.

In 2013, then-NDP Leader Adrian Dix tried to take the high road by not getting nasty, and looked to have no backbone when Clark took on the back alley brawler persona.

You can bet Horgan, who clearly takes his cues from the NDP’s union roots, won’t be afraid to take shot after shot at Clark.

It will be interesting to see whether that more aggressive tone translates to the local level.

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