Stockwell Day, the former Conservative MP for the Okanagan-Coquihalla riding, made a stop with Stephen Hill at the Tim Hortons in Castlegar on Wednesday, in support of Hill’s campaign in BC Southern Interior. Day, who was in office since 2000 and is the previous leader of the Canadian Alliance Party, is not seeking re-election this term and instead has been traveling across Canada for the past month supporting other Conservative candidates.
“It is like a race at times: you’ll see somebody doing well in the race, and then with a few yards to go they ease up, and they can lose the race that way,” Day said. “Stephen Hill certainly isn’t treating it that way. He’s working hard; he’s been working hard for quite a period of time since he’s been the candidate here.”
Hill said Day’s support is a tremendous asset. “His support, if that’s one or two extra votes, and we win by two votes? Well, Mr. Day’s visit was terrific.”