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Horgan attempts to clarify 'I don't see colour' debate answer with Twitter post

BY , Oct 14, 2020 7:28 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

NDP Leader John Horgan speaks during a campaign stop, in Langley, B.C., on Thursday, October 8, 2020. British Columbia's party leaders offered a glimpse into how they would stimulate economic recovery if elected to govern in a virtual discussion hosted by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. nbsp;THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

New Democrat Leader John Horgan was in New Westminster this morning, attacking the former Liberal government's record on care for seniors and repeating the N-D-P pledge to improve conditions he says left care homes vulnerable when the pandemic hit.

Horgan says New Democrats will to hire seven-thousand new health care workers and end practices by care home operators that affect wages and force staff to work at multiple facilities to make ends meet.

NDP Leader John Horgan is trying to clarify an answer he gave on white privilege during Tuesday night's leaders debate in the B.C. election.

In a statement issued on Twitter, Horgan says he wished he had given a different answer when the three party leaders were asked how they have reckoned with white privilege.

Horgan answered by sharing his experience playing lacrosse as a youth, saying he doesn't see colour.

Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson discussed his time working in northern B.C. as a doctor in Indigenous communities.

The Green party's Sonia Furstenau said she cannot comprehend that some mothers tell their children to be wary of the police.

But Horgan later revised his answer on Twitter, admitting it could have upset people.

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