According to Todd Corrigall, CEO of the Prince George Chamber of Commerce, “this year’s election will ultimately determine who will best manage economic recovery over the long term, and how will they do it.”

To determine the impacts the election will have on PG, Corrigall advises looking into the Stronger BC plan announced last week.

“We’re challenged by the lack of pointing to resources as a tool for our economic recovery because economists worldwide have noted that that’s what is going to draw these countries forward,” he explained.

He noted that the City of Prince George is also being pushed to rural and remote broadband, which he describes as, “encouraging”.

In addition, Corrigall hopes the electoral process isn’t exempt from social distancing measures set in place for businesses.

“I’m not necessarily saying we need to look at full operation for businesses, but if we’re going to look at what restrictions look like, they need to apply to political parties as well,” he added.

While Elections BC will ultimately be the determining factor in how the voting process is held, the BC Teachers Federation has come out as firmly against the utilization of schools.

“Elections, which are essentially built on the idea of bringing people together, we don’t have that opportunity right now so things are going to look dramatically different,” he added.