It’s the first real race this riding has seen in 22 years. And come Tuesday morning, there will be a new face representing the Cariboo Prince George riding.
With an election this close, UNBC Political Scientist Jason Morris says everyone eligible ought to get out there and exercise their democratic right.
“When we have what seems to be close races, every vote really maters. It’s highly conceivable that things really go down to the wire. Those individuals out there that are humming and hawing or think they have better things to do might want to really think hard about taking just a half hour out of their Monday to cast a ballot.”
For two decades conservative Dick Harris ruled the riding. The latest polls show the election could go one of three ways. Morris says now is the chance for the public to make their voices heard.
“Cariboo Prince George riding has had a generation of a dynasty and there’s this feeling afloat that that could change. So that matters for those that wish to keep the status quo, but also for those who think they could finally unseat the conservatives in the riding.”
A poll done by leadnow says roughly 7 per cent of voters in the riding are still undecided. Campaign veteran Les Waldie says this means the candidates won’t be slowing down heading into the weekend.
“All of the candidates are continuing to work to get their message out to people over the weekend and the fact of the matter in that often, people decide and they listen to what is being said by all of the candidates. They might not decided until the day that they go to vote.”
And that’s why the final weekend of this campaign will be non-stop for the candidates.