With almost five months to go until the 2015 federal election, the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding is getting heated.
Liberal candidate Steve Powrie criticizes the Harper government’s funding of RCMP, citing a 20% drop in operating budget and 1.7 billion dollars of allocated funding being returned to federal coffers
Incumbent Tory MP Cathy McLeod fires back, calling Powrie’s number inaccurate
McLeod took exception to Powrie’s characterization of the RCMP as underfunded, understaffed and under-equipped.
The race to the expected October nineteenth election could be historically tight as polling site three-hundred-eight-dot-com shows all three parties in a dead heat with the range between 25 and 32% of the vote – a gap of only 7%.
The war of words is starting on what should be a close race in B-C with the latest polls from Insight-West (http://goo.gl/BOkVJb) suggesting the three parties are all within 5% of each other – possibly less given the margin of error on polling.
The original story with Powrie’s comments can be found here: