With just one week to go before B.C.'s next provincial election, we wanted to get to know the party leaders outside of platform announcement and campaign stops — from how they unwind on the campaign trail to what their dream vacation is.
1. What is your favourite TV show?
B.C. Liberal Leader Christy Clark: I haven't had much time to watch TV on the campaign, but I always seem to watch CSI reruns when I run in the gym.
NDP Leader Adrian Dix: Hands down, it's the Rockford Files. Jim Rockford is one of the best TV characters of all times. On the comedy front, News Radio comes a close second.
Green Party of B.C. Leader Jane Sterk: The National, especially the At Issue panel.
B.C. Conservative Leader John Cummins: I like watching baseball. As a Canadian, I support the Jays. As a West Coaster, I support the Mariners. As a long-time fan, I like the Red Sox.
2. What's your go-to comfort food?
Clark: Spaghetti and meatballs.
Dix: Heinz Baked Beans--there is no other kind!
Sterk: Pizza from Primastrada in Victoria.
Cummins: Anything my wife cooks.
3. How do you unwind on the campaign trail?
Clark: Spending time with Hamish.
Dix: Hanging out with my wife Renee.
Sterk: The unwind to my day actually starts at the beginning. I work out from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. If I do that, I get through the day well. If I don't, it takes more effort to marshal the energy for the day.
Cummins: I like the road trips. My wife and I in the old pickup truck on the road is the most relaxing time during the campaign.
4. What's your dream vacation?
Clark: With family in the Gulf Islands.
Dix: My favourite places to get away are in swing ridings, like Chilliwack. I've spent many a relaxing night in Harrison Hot Springs, listening to the Jones Boys and dancing up a storm in the Copper Room.
Sterk: Going to a beautiful place and spending a couple of weeks reading, sleeping, walking in nature. One of my dream places to explore is Haida Qwaii.
Cummins: Camping in B.C. or spending time in a condo in Maui.
5. If you had a theme song, what would it be?
Clark: If I had to choose one, right now it would be Kelly Clarkson's Stronger.
Dix: Change is gonna come by Sam Cooke.
Sterk: She Can Do Anything.
Cummins: On the Road Again.
NDP Leader Adrian Dix initially declined to participate, but later contributed his answers after the original article was published.May 06, 2013 3:00 AM PT