B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell took a “break” from campaigning by having a Mother’s Day lunch with his wife, Nancy, at Cardero’s Restaurant in Coal Harbour — and the media were invited along to take photos.

But with the looming provincial election, Campbell started yesterday off at the Golden Swan Restaurant in the Vancouver-Kensington riding, which elected an NDP candidate in 2005. He handed out carnations to mothers eating dim sum with their families and talked about the importance of building relations with China.

At noon, he joined his wife, their two sons and in-laws for lunch.

Campbell then travelled south to Surrey and visited the Punjabi Bazaar.

On Facebook, he updated his status to say: “Incredible how rich our culture is in B.C.”

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