Christy Clark to stay on as B.C

Christy Clark to stay on as B.C

A deal has been reached that paves the way for the NDP to form a minority government in British Columbia with support from the Green party.

The BC Greens and New Democrats caused a political natural disaster on Monday when they announced they would form an alliance to govern the Province for the next four years.

Both the NDP and the Green Parties championed a move to a proportional representation electoral system during their campaigns this year, but differed on how it should be implemented. However, with only 44 seats (with Green support), and the necessity of appointing a speaker and a committee of the whole chair, the NDP would have 42 seats to the Liberals' 43. No more corporate or union donations or donations from non-residents of B.C. Individual contributions will be capped. Horgan made a couple of token swings into the B.C. Interior, campaigned against an oil pipeline expansion approved by the presiding jurisdiction in Ottawa, continued his soft opposition to the Site C dam, and benefited from electoral boundary changes in the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver.

"We specifically did not ask for there to be a coalition", said Weaver.

She added that she was looking forward to seeing a government that will have to be built on compromise.

Early Tuesday she upped the stakes in a statement: "It's important to note that provinces do not have the right to unilaterally stop projects such as Trans Mountain that have earned the federal government's approval".

"We have a duty to meet the house and to test its confidence, constitutional convention tells us that".

The agreement says government will work with the region to develop a long-term funding formula for transit and Horgan said road pricing was discussed in negotiations with the Greens, but nothing specific has been promised.

Some of the news outlets that breathlessly covered the recent B.C. election as if it was a sporting event had trouble digesting the final score.

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Horgan said he'll try to work across party lines to find a way of allowing ride-sharing in B.C. while protecting the existing taxi industry.

First, though, start with the new deal between B.C. New Democrats and Greens.

Horgan said steps have to be taken before he can consider the idea of becoming premier. "And I intend to do that in very short order, certainly before the end maybe closer to the beginning of the month of June", said Clark. "We did not take this lightly". But the interesting shifts under way at the moment - similar to the surprises of four years ago - mean that we should be watching for what they can teach us about the future, too. To us, it wasn't enough just to say that they would. "And I think she wants to get out in front of the second and third place parties".

"That's what this agreement delivers for people", said Sayeed.

Those proposals include the province's first ever poverty reduction plan ( the only province that doesn't have one), a path toward a $15 minimum wage, the elimination of MSP premiums and increasing the supply of affordable housing.

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark is not ready to walk away from office, announcing today that she will recall the legislature to see if she can get support to continue governing.

The BC Liberals have held power in the province for the last 16 years.

Green Leader Andrew Weaver said Monday the pact reflects his party's opposition to the pipeline, which has also been opposed by the NDP.

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