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