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

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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

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Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver Talks Who He Trusts Most

B.C. Liberals make pitch to continue government as a minority in legislature | CTV News

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British Columbia entered a new stage of political uncertainty Wednesday as the final vote count from an election held more than two weeks ago confirmed the province’s first minority government in 65 years.
But with the balance of power firmly in his grasp, Green Leader Andrew Weaver indicated he wants to end the confusion that has gripped the province since May 9 by trying to reach a deal with either the Liberals or the NDP on a minority government by next Wednesday.

Wildfire east of Tête Jaune grows to 200 hectares overnight – Jasper’s source for news, sports, arts, culture, and more | The Fitzhugh

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A wildfire burning out of control east of Tête Jaune is now 200 hectares in size after strong winds overnight helped fan the fire.

BC Green Party sought cash from developer, despite calling for campaign finance reform – The Globe and Mail

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While BC Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver was insisting he was the only one of the three leaders running in the recent provincial election with “clean hands” when it came to campaign donations, his party was hitting up a prominent member of the Vancouver development community and major BC Liberal Party donor for a $30,000 contribution.
The Greens confirmed the overture occurred but said the person, whom they refused to name, turned them down. The party said it approached “three or four” people about the possibility of donating up to this amount.

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Questions about Vancouver’s position on natural gas?The City's Climate Policy Manager, Matt Horne, has the…

Posted by City of Vancouver – Local Government on Thursday, May 18, 2017

Questions about Vancouver’s position on natural gas?
The City’s Climate Policy Manager, Matt Horne, has the answers!
Join us on Facebook for a live Q&A from 12-1pm on Tues May 23.

Richmond farmhouse size saga ends with ‘compromise’

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After months of consultation and four, marathon public meetings in as many weeks, the City of Richmond has finally set the limit on house sizes on agricultural land at 10,764 square-feet.
However, unlike Monday night’s six-hour, packed public hearing — which ended at 1 a.m. the next day — Wednesday’s continuation of the same culminated with veteran councillor and farmer Harold Steves walking out of the meeting in protest.

Trudeau reiterates support for Trans Mountain pipeline on B.C. visit – British Columbia – CBC News

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’ll work with British Columbia and Alberta to move ahead with his government’s agenda of creating jobs while transitioning toward a lower-carbon economy.
Trudeau was asked on Friday about the possibility that B.C. could wind up with a government that opposes the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. He suggested that the province’s NDP and Greens, who oppose the project, are “wrong” in their position.

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