B.C. Lib­eral leader’s en­counter with woman goes vi­ral

Cape Breton Post - - Canada -

MER­RITT, B.C. — A brief en­counter be­tween Lib­eral Leader Christy Clark and a woman who said she would never vote for her is con­tin­u­ing to re­ver­ber­ate in Bri­tish Columbia’s elec­tion cam­paign. The hash­tag #iamlinda has be­come a ral­ly­ing point on Twit­ter for peo­ple who op­pose Clark’s govern­ment.

A video posted on­line last week shows Clark in a North Van­cou­ver mar­ket shak­ing hands with a woman who in­tro­duces her­self as Linda and says she would never vote for her and be­gins to ex­plain why. But Clark cuts her off, say­ing the woman doesn’t have to vote for her be­cause that’s why we live in a democ­racy, be­fore walk­ing away.

The en­counter went vi­ral and has been shared or retweeted thou­sands of times on so­cial me­dia. Cam­paign­ing today in Mer­ritt, Clark said the ex­change is the sign of a healthy democ­racy be­cause peo­ple are wel­come to con­front their elected lead­ers if they don’t agree with their poli­cies.

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