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How the Greens could wield power in a minority government

20 May 2017, 03:30 | Terri Saunders

Clark in West Kelowna

B.C. Election 2017 Clark

As of midnight PT Wednesday, the Liberals led by Christy Clark had won 43 of 87 seats in the provincial legislature, just one seat shy of being able to form a majority government.

A Vancouver city councillor says New Democrats have more in common with Greens than what the latter have with B.C. Liberals.

Kathryn Harrison, also a political science professor at UBC, said the Greens must weigh the risks of either choice but the Liberals may wait to do any negotiating until the final ballot count is released, which must happen by May 24.

While the NDP saw gains in virtually every swing riding, Cameron says it's possible the Greens cut into their momentum, limiting the size of that growth.

NDP Leader Horgan reached out to Green voters in his election night speech, mentioning issues that resonate with both parties.

Johnston said if the results remain a Liberal minority government with the Greens holding the balance of power, Weaver has to be careful.

Solomon initially thought Grade 4 and 5 students might be too young for the vote, but she's since changed her mind.

Across the North Shore's four ridings, Liberal support dropped by 7.46 per cent, while the Green vote share was up 13.26 per cent from the last election.

"I think about the berry picker who came from India and settled in Abbotsford who worked for a dollar a day or even less".

British Columbia's election hangs in the balance with thousands of votes still to be counted, kicking off weeks of speculation and backroom negotiations with the newly influential Green party.

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But Clark was somewhat contrite, acknowledging that her party had seen both its seat count and popular vote diminished, and that she may have to court the Greens' support.

The NDP won one riding by only nine votes, making a recount a certainty that will determine the difference between a minority and an ultra-thin majority if it were to flip to the Liberals.

"I want to work with him, I really do, and I've tried and I've continued to try but he's got to control his temper". The NDP had only a 0.48 per cent increase in popular votes over 2013.

NDP leader John Horgan spoke later in the afternoon.

Green Party leader Andrew Weaver, who now faces a hard choice in deciding whether to back the Liberals in a minority government, told reporters Wednesday that he is willing to negotiate with the other two parties.

The Greens under Andrew Weaver have promised to do away with the current first-past-the-post system, and bring in proportional representation.

Horgan often took swipes at Clark during the campaign, accusing her of putting the interests of wealthy donors ahead of most British Columbians.

"The Prime Minister has been clear that you wouldn't get a serious climate plan with a price on pollution without pipelines, and you wouldn't get pipelines without a price on pollution", she said linking a carbon tax to improving oil transportation.

Clark spent a good chunk of the campaign talking tough - taking on U.S. President Donald Trump over softwood lumber and insisting her opponents knew nothing about creating jobs or balancing budgets.



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