BC Greens begin talks with other parties

Postado Mai 19, 2017

"Sixty per cent of those who cast ballots yesterday voted for change", Horgan told reporters in Vancouver. But if they did, the Greens would be the kingmakers. The lieutenant governor is involved. "Partisan politics? We're not interested".

"What a historic day for British Columbia", he said.

Even after the absentee ballots are counted, tight finishes could trigger judicial recounts. Clark's government gave the green light in January. If there are sufficient absentee votes to change the outcome in either Courtenay/Comox or Maple Ridge/Mission, the Liberals could obtain the 44 seats necessary for a majority.

He said his party's ban on corporate and union donations meant private contributions to his party "went through the roof" during the campaign and that the Greens did not go into debt. "They nearly elected me the last time and now look where we are ..."

She says she has worked with Green Party leader Andrew Weaver in the past and called him a "smart, thoughtful and reasonable guy".

Which ridings could still flip?

Close riding results will likely be impacted by the advance vote count, a process that will take up to two weeks to complete.

Westlake took this one: "Those are the three". "We exist because the other parties aren't offering something ..."

How might a Liberal minority government actually play out?

"They could enter into a coalition with the Liberals or the NDP, or they could prop up an NDP minority government or prop up a Liberal minority government", Moscrop explained. NDP leader John Horgan had vowed to stop Kinder Morgan Inc's Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion, which the Liberals approved.

It's possible though that they defeat the Liberals and don't try to govern, in effect triggering an election.

British Columbia's Liberals managed to hang on to power by the skin of their teeth on Tuesday in an election that produced the first minority government in the Pacific Coast province in 65 years. That's a question we still don't know the answer to, despite polls having closed across Canada's western-most province over three hours ago, because the results have been incredibly close. Under Clark, a former radio host who has led for six years, B.C. topped Canadian growth for the second consecutive year in 2016 and also led in job creation.

Horgan and Clark have drawn different lessons from Tuesday's results.

Do the Greens stand to gain more by associating with the Liberals or NDP?

"Much will depend on what Christy Clark is willing to offer them".

The votes are in, and Christy Clark will remain premier for the time being.

"It's easier to imagine a deal between the Greens and the NDP - not personality wise, but on substance".

The mood at the NDP headquarters at the convention centre was jubilant throughout the night.

"The Greens don't necessarily fall strictly into "the right" or 'the left, '" said Dias.

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Bonus: is a Green vote really a wasted vote?

They elected a really significant Green presence and certainly a lot of people voted for the Greens across the province. This isn't true in all ridings.

Weaver heralded the breakthrough of his candidates on Vancouver Island. The Greens more than doubled their share to 16.74 per cent.