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CP NewsAlert: Horgan meets Lt.-Gov. amid B.C. election speculation

Last Updated Sep 21, 2020 at 1:24 pm EDT

Premier John Horgan and Minister of Finance Carole James announce B.C.'s Economic Recovery Plan during a press conference at Phillips Brewery in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday September 17, 2020. Horgan is meeting with Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin today amid speculation he will call a provincial election.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

VICTORIA — B.C. Premier John Horgan is meeting with Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin today amid speculation he will call a provincial election.

Horgan has called an 11 a.m. news conference following the meeting with the lieutenant-governor.

A statement from Horgan’s press secretary says the premier “will address how British Columbians deserve a say in our economic recovery and will decide the future of our province.”

B.C. has a fixed election date set for October 2021, but Horgan has said recently he was considering his political options.

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The Canadian Press