B.C. kids vote Green party the official opposition to NDP majority

Christy Clark campaigns in Vancouver the B.C. Liberals raised more money than some federal parties

Christy Clark campaigns in Vancouver the B.C. Liberals raised more money than some federal parties

Speaking at a campaign office in her riding, Clark said she's confident the Liberals have done everything they could to reach voters over the past four weeks of campaigning.

If Horgan happens to become premier via this election, which seems an outside possibility at this point, it would certainly bring more light to West Shore issues such as transportation and affordable housing, to name a couple.

Now the incumbent B.C. Liberals hold 43 seats, the NDP have 41 and B.C. Greens have three seats.

The Liberals held 47 seats in the previous legislature, the NDP had 35, the Greens one and two were held by independents.

The party won 41 seats, but there are still absentee ballots outstanding and there may be recounts, including Courtenay-Comox on Vancouver Island where NDP candidate Ronna-Rae Leonard won by nine votes. It is important to note that absentee ballots have not been counted.

Mr. Weaver said he will not telegraph what his party will try to negotiate with either the Liberals or the NDP, but he did say his party is not interested in pursuing a liquefied natural gas industry, a central plank in Premier Christy Clark's vision of British Columbia's economic future.

But Clark had a different interpretation, saying she reads the results as a plea to the major parties to work together more effectively.

There has never been a night in British Columbia where three political leaders stepped to the podium in front of their supporters and gave victory speeches.

"British Columbians voted today to get big money out of politics", NDP Leader John Horgan told jubilant supporters Tuesday night.

Several Liberal cabinet ministers lost seats in Metro Vancouver, including Attorney General Suzanne Anton, Technology Minister Amrik Virk and Peter Fassbender, the minister responsible for TransLink.

With the vote count not complete, the Liberals, which are not linked to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's federal Liberal Party, had won 43 seats in the 87-seat provincial legislature.

Weaver said negotiations on what his party's role would be would begin Wednesday. "I'm just so proud of everybody", she said.

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But he says even if that's true, it's hard to argue a Green vote split cost the NDP.

Weaver said he wouldn't demand official party status from the other parties to support a minority government, but there's a chance the Greens could get recognized anyway. The NDP has promised to ban the donations, while the Liberals have said they'll convene a panel to review them.

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.

"The only thing you can guarantee out of this close election is that an urban rural divide now exists in B.C.", said Joseph Angolano, vice-president of Mainstreet Research.

"It's easier to imagine a deal between the Greens and the NDP - not personality wise, but on substance".

New Democrat Leader John Horgan voted during advance polling last week. "We've got to put a government forward that British Columbians can be proud of and i" m going to be a part of that", Olsen said.

The Liberals are down four seats from the 47 they held at dissolution, while the NDP are up six seats and the Greens are up two seats.

Despite now holding the balance of power, Weaver is holding his cards close to his chest.

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