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ELECTION: 43 Liberals to rule as minority vs NDP's 41, three Greens

19 May 2017

"They really seemed to understand the platform issues and why they're important and just the fact that they're going to grow up and inherit what we've got here in B.C.", she said.

The premier's office said Lt. -Gov. And here tonight, we have been presented with an opportunity by British Columbians to open a whole new dialogue in our province, in our legislature.

Clark will be thanking her lucky stars that she made numerous outreach efforts to Weaver in the past four years.

It's not easy being Green on British Columbia's political scene - especially for a party facing a hard choice in who it might back in a minority government.

Christy Clark told reporters on Tuesday that she'd met with the lieutenant-governor and been asked to continue on as Wednesday, and that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had called to congratulate her.

Although some believe minority governments can be effective, and force opponents to work together for the good of the population, history suggests otherwise.

While the final count won't be concluded until May 22, 2017, voter turnout is estimated at around 57 per cent, up from 55 per cent in 2013.

NDP leader John Horgan and BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver also won their respective ridings.

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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.

It comes on the heels of a cliffhanger election that left the province with a minority parliament, and the Liberals apparently in the driver's seat holding 43 seats to the NDP's 41.

The final results of British Columbia's election are still not in, but already experts are predicting an unstable government that is unlikely to last a full four-year term.

The most significant gain the Green Party could make is to push through proportional representation by uniting with the NDP, said Harrison and Johnston, both political science professors and researchers.

"The No. 1 deal-breaker right now is banning big money in B.C. politics", he said.

Why? Because it only takes one B.C. Liberal MLA crossing the floor to the NDP or Greens or sitting as an independent or quitting or, god forbid, passing away, and Christy Clark no longer controls the B.C. Legislature.

George Hoberg, professor of environmental and natural resource policy at the University of British Columbia, said the situation could create uncertainties and makes building the project politically hard.

He said his party's ban on corporate and union donations meant private contributions to his party "went through the roof" during the campaign and that the Greens did not go into debt.

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In his turn Weaver said the results were "a make, not a break" for the BC Greens, but it is premature to talk about what will happen in the future.

"The pipeline in particular, that puts that whole project in a precarious position", he said.

New Democrat Leader John Horgan voted at an advance poll.

Even though a majority of British Columbians voted for parties that oppose the pipeline, McKenna said the federal government is sticking by its support for twinning the Trans Mountain pipeline.

"Small parties like the Greens are forever disadvantaged by a first-past-the post system".

In Weaver's case, that could also mean supporting the NDP to achieve his goals.

The Greens have been cagey about who they would form a coalition with so I would say both a Liberal-Green and NDP-Green coalition are possibilities. "Optically, that's not great".

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