BC NDP and Green Party intend to form minority government

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All eyes are on Premier Christy Clark after Monday's announcement that British Columbia's New Democrats have reached an agreement with the Green party to form a minority government, experts say.

Horgan said the arrangement would deliver a government that's focused on people.

"It's vitally important that British Columbians see the specific details of the agreement announced today by the BC NDP and Green Party leaders, which could have far-reaching consequences for our province's future", she said. The Liberals ended up with 43 seats, while the NDP took 41 and the Greens three.

The most significant results of B.C.'s 2017 election were new votes attracted by the Greens, and a substantial number of B.C. Liberal supporters who appear to have stayed home.

With an NDP-Green minority government in place, Unifor says that BC can forge ahead with plans for $10/day childcare, a $15 minimum wage, and eventually eliminating MSP fees.

This is what she said: "In recent days, we have made every effort to reach a governing agreement, while standing firm on our core beliefs".

His party is looking for some key concessions from whatever party it supports, including official party status, banning big money from politics and implementing a proportional representation system of voting in the province. That left Weaver holding the balance of power, with any party needing his support in order to survive.

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.

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"This issue of Kinder Morgan is one that was critical to us and I think you'll see that reflected in tomorrow's announcement", Weaver told a news conference with NDP leader John Horgan.

Horgan followed his newfound partner in government with assurances that this agreement was not merely the guarantee of change that both parties promised in the election, but also the hoped-for agent of stability for the next four years. He also explicitly opposed the Pacific Northwest LNG project before the campaign officially launched, but tempered his position closer to the election.

"Because you were the ones in the election who said you wanted us to do things differently and I want to make sure any agreement we come to reflects what you want".

"After thoroughly engaging with both the Liberals and the NDP sides in negotiations, I feel this outcome makes me the most happy", Furstenau said. But you know, one of the things I can say is that the issue of Kinder Morgan is one that I have been heavily invested into.

Weaver said that after taking the time to engage in good faith discussions with both parties, his caucus concluded it is in the best interests of British Columbians for new ideas and new approaches to be brought to the legislature.

Clark, as the incumbent premier with the most seats, would normally be given the first chance to form a government by the lieutenant-governor and it's unclear if the Liberals would still try to get the support of the legislature for its own agenda.

At their press conference, both Horgan and Weaver criticized Clark's record on job creation.

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