Burns Lake students choose Liberals

A total of 145 students voted in Lakes District Secondary School's mock election last week

If Lakes District Secondary School students were deciding the next B.C. government, John Rustad and the B.C. Liberals would have a strong majority.

A total of 145 students voted in the school’s mock election last week.

Rustad received 43 per cent of the total number of votes while Anne Marie Sam with the B.C. NDP received 34 per cent.

Douglas Normal Gook with the B.D. Green Party received 15 per cent of the votes; Jon Rempel with the Libertarian Party received six per cent of the votes and Independent candidate Al Trampuh received two per cent.

More than 170,000 elementary and high-school students across B.C. participated in this year’s student vote program.

The results across the province saw the NDP form government with 60 seats. The Green Party would be the Official Opposition with 14 seats, while the B.C. Liberals won 12. One independent candidate was elected.

Complete results are available soon at studentvote.ca/results

– With files from Chris Blank