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