Video: David Eby on Climate Change

David Eby ran for the BC NDP against the Premier of British Columbia, Christy Clark, in the British Columbia Election on 14th May 2013. I interviewed him outside his campaign office in Vancouver Point Grey..

One of the defining issues of the election was the decision by the NDP to come out strongly against a proposed oil pipeline expansion by Kinder-Morgan that would massively increase tanker traffic in Vancouver. The party's stance no doubt helped Eby get elected: climate change, pipelines and tanker traffic (with all the attendant risk of oil spills along Vancouver's prized coastline) were the number one issue on the doorstep in the riding, he said.

I asked Eby whether he thought British Columbia can hit its 2020 legislated target for greenhouse gas reductions (33% of 2007 emissions levels). At the time of this interview, the polls and pundits were predicting his party would sweep into power. In the end, the BC Liberal party - who campaigned on a platform of massive development of liquid natural gas - pulled off a stunning win on election night, but not without losing its premier Christy Clark to Eby.