All-Candidates Forum held in OK Falls

A two hour all candidates forum was held in the Gym at Okangan Falls Elementary on Tuesday night, with the two women vying to represent the Boundary-Similkameen riding in the provincial legislature in attendance.

Incumbent Liberal MLA Linda Larson and NDP Nominee Colleen Ross were asked a variety of questions, but most seemed to focus on health care, education and small businesses.

Ross spoke about the younger generation. 

"The young people I know, who are between the ages of 25 and 32 for example, the idea of ever owning a home is a dream that is getting further and further away," says Ross. 

Larson on what the Liberals can do for small business.

"We have done a tremendous amount of work on it, but there's always more to do, and certainly always to keep track of new rules and regulations that are gonna cause stress to small businesses," says Larson.

They were asked what they would bring to the table that their opponent wouldn't.

"What I won't do is raise their taxes, I think that's the most important thing," says Larson. "What I will continue to do is promote job creation and tranining for our young people," says Larson.

"We're going to re-prioritize and we're going to put people before profits'", says Ross. "We care about people, and we're going to put them first." 

Another all-candidates forum is coming up in Oliver tonight at the Frank Venables Theatre at 7 pm..

On Thursday, another will go at the Sonora Community Center in Osoyoos at 7 pm.