BREAKING: The BC Election is Settled #bcpoli

“During the election, we ran on a promise to bring British Columbians change they can count on,” Weaver said. “A confidence motion is fundamentally a question of trust – can we count on the B.C. Liberal government to deliver this change? Our B.C. Green caucus has determined that we cannot.

“With no party receiving a majority in our recent election, we conducted extensive negotiations with both parties, and ultimately came to an agreement to support the B.C. NDP in supply and confidence matters. Under this agreement, an NDP government has the confidence of a majority of members in the House. We have everything we need to work together to advance good public policy that will make a difference in the lives of British Columbians.

“We are encouraged that the B.C. Liberals have indicated their support for many of the policy priorities outlined in our agreement with the B.C. NDP. This is an historic opportunity for all 87 MLAs to work together to address the most pressing issues facing our province. Our caucus looks forward to working with our colleagues on both sides of the house in a productive and collaborative new government.”

Following the above two Green Party MLA’s maiden speeches in support of NDP Leader John Horgan’s motion “the present government does not have the confidence of this House,” Christy Clark’s B.C. Liberal government loses confidence vote 44-42, sparking either NDP government or election

B.C.’s Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon has asked BC NDP leader John Horgan to form Government with support of the B.C. Greens. Woo hoo!