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Donaldson looks forward to being in NDP minority government

31 May 2017, 06:37 | Katrina Lee

Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver and NDP Leader John Horgan

Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver and NDP Leader John Horgan

When The Journal asks if the increased support for the Green Party province-wide indicates voters tiring of the two established parties, Tegart says it's hard to say.

In an election that was too close to call on May 9, the BC Liberals emerged with 43 seats, the BC NDP with 41 and the BC Greens with three after absentee ballots were counted and a recount was completed in Courtenay-Comox. She will now leave office.

Both Vancouver and Victoria have begun issuing city licences for dispensaries to insure responsible distribution of cannabis prior to legalization on a federal level. Both parties oppose the $7.4 billion (US$5.49 billion) project.

If her party fails a confidence vote, Clark said it's likely that Guichon would ask the New Democrats to form government given they won the second highest number of seats in the legislature.

Notley has said that the Trans Mountain project has federal approval and thus can not be stopped.

The parties have agreed to use the entire machinery of government to throw roadblocks at the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment, although it acknowledged last week the political climate was "not ideal". And, as a politician, the Green leader surely knew the political price his party would pay for aligning with Clark and the Liberals.

Trudeau's spokeswoman Andree-Lyne Halle said the federal government would continue to "work constructively with provincial and territorial governments on the issues that matter to Canadians".

Hoffman said Alberta would intervene in lawsuits against the project.

While there is some dispute over whether British Columbia can actually formally block a pipeline project, it can raise multiple hurdles like denying local construction permits that could effectively make it impossible to build.

Stokes century punishes South Africa
South Africa's bowlers improved from the first match of the series at Headingley in Leeds on Friday, when England won by 72 runs. De Kock faced 103 balls including 11 fours but the real drama on a now gloriously sunny day was still to come.

"Well, there's many ways to get to a different system than the one we have now, and many iterations of proportional representation", he said, adding details are to be worked out.

This means the 10-lane bridge to replace the tunnel may not be constructed after all, should the BC Green Party and BC NDP form government and choose to scrap the BC Liberal-favoured project.

Soon afterward, in 2014, Ontario also delivered the same kind of stunner - a Liberal majority victory that pretty much no one saw coming. Under the terms of the deal the Greens promise not to defeat the New Democrats for the full four-year term of the new parliament.

He said a great deal of the work he, Thomson and Clark started is now underway, including the six-laning of Highway 97 between Highway 33 and Sexsmith Road, work on John Hindle Drive, various intersection improvements and improving access to primary health care.

Four years ago, British Columbia served up a political surprise that turned out to be a sign of things to come in national politics.

Another notable result of the 2017 election is that areas enjoying nation-leading urban prosperity after 16 years of B.C. Liberal rule turned away from them, while the Interior regions struggling with high unemployment and depopulation supported an industrial jobs agenda in larger numbers than 2013.

In a statement, Clark said her party has a responsibility to carefully consider its next steps and that she would have more to say Tuesday after consulting her caucus colleagues.

Reactions are mixed: many activists keen on protecting BC's coast from oil spills and expansion of fish farms, and on stopping the Site C dam and slowing the fracking and LNG activities in BC, are over the moon because they see a Green-NDP collaboration as the only way to accomplish those goals.

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