Minority government could be the tonic B.C. needs – The Globe and Mail

The decision of British Columbia’s Green and NDP parties to enter a supply and confidence arrangement – whereby, in effect, Green MLAs will vote with an NDP minority government in matters of confidence, including money bills, and other agreed-upon policies, but otherwise reserve the right to support or oppose legislation on a vote-by-vote basis – takes B.C. into uncharted waters. There are big risks for both parties and the province, but there is also a chance that the experience will be transformative and democratizing.

BC Green-BC NDP Confidence and Supply Agreement


NDP-Green alliance to focus on electoral reform, stopping Kinder Morgan and banning big money – British Columbia – CBC News

The B.C. NDP and Green parties have signed a detailed agreement outlining how they will work together in government for the next four years. The 10-page accord outlines the dozens of policy issues the two sides would work on.

Christy Clark to make announcement at 1:30 p.m. PT prior to release of NDP-Green pact – British Columbia – CBC News

B.C. Premier Christy Clark has announced she will be speaking to the media at 1:30 p.m. PT this afternoon.

B.C. Election Results 2017: NDP, Greens make big announcement Monday | Vancouver Sun

The B.C. NDP will get a chance to govern the province, and John Horgan become its new premier, after New Democrats picked up the support of the B.C. Greens Monday for a new four-year government.

NDP and Greens to make “significant announcement” in Victoria | News Talk 980 CKNW | Vancouver’s News. Vancouver’s Talk

Have the BC NDP and BC Greens cut a deal to form government?
That’s the indication, with the NDP and Green Party issuing identical news releases saying Green Leader Andrew Weaver will be making a “significant announcement about the future of British Columbia’s government” with NDP Leader John Horgan in Victoria at 2 p.m.

8 things to expect if Andrew Weaver keeps Christy Clark in the premier’s office | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly

This morning, a little NDP bird whispered in my ear that B.C. Green Leader Andrew Weaver has a deal with the B.C. Liberals.
From the tone of resignation in this little bird’s voice, I’m inclined to believe that Christy Clark will remain premier of B.C., thanks to the support of Weaver’s caucus.

B.C. NDP and Green leaders watch women’s rugby sevens finals together Sunday

LANGFORD, B.C. — Two British Columbia political leaders at the centre of negotiations to set the direction for the province’s immediate political future sat together Sunday at an international rugby match at Westhills Stadium near Victoria.

B.C. enters the fragile world of minority governments – The Globe and Mail

David Peterson knows minority governments. He was witness to Tory premier Bill Davis’s management of a pair in Ontario in the 1970s, and he himself became premier of that province in a minority.

Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver Talks Who He Trusts Most – The Jon McComb Show – Omny.fm

Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver Talks Who He Trusts Most

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