"Last night a majority of MLAs were not BC Liberals". The Green Party led in 3 districts, headed for potentially its best performance ever, Bloomberg reported.
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.
During his non-concession, non-victory speech late Tuesday night, he encouraged supporters to "hang tight" until all the absentee and mail-in ballots are counted and said the majority of British Columbians voted for change.
Weaver wasn't ready to tip his hand on whether he would support the Liberals or NDP in a minority government.
Weaver's role in a potential minority was a hot topic during the final days of the campaign. "British Columbians voted today for proportional representation. I think about the immigrant who came from Europe after the second world war and got a job as a chambermaid these are stories of British Columbia", says Clark.
Campaign financing and electoral reform is one policy that aligns with NDP policy.
Following the stunning result, Weaver made sure he spoke over the phone with both NDP Leader John Horgan and Clark.
Horgan said Tuesday that a majority of British Columbians voted for a new government and that needs to be considered.
She can either enter into a formal coalition with one of these parties (presumably the Greens), or else can try to work together informally going forward.
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At a separate press conference, Horgan said the two men also believe the Liberals have failed on child care, and the housing crisis.
Meanwhile, Weaver says he needs to see how he can work and compromise with the other parties to achieve his goals.
And, Harrison added, the current government has not released the details of the agreement with Kinder Morgan so we don't know what financial penalties might be written into it in the event a government attempt to withdraw.
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. "We both agreed on a number of issues, yes", he said.
"Tonight is the beginning of something very different", Clark told a subdued crowd at a downtown Vancouver hotel in the early hours of Wednesday morning. She simply didn't connect with voters this time the way she did so effectively four years ago. It wasn't going to happen then, it's not going to happen now. All would be at risk in a minority government. The B.C. Liberals are the party that approved the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, which is set to start construction in the fall.
But he does think a minority government would be generally bad for business, bad for the economy and bad for investment because of the uncertainty it creates.
"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. They will be taking over the reigns of a divided province". But those projects have already been approved, they've already gone through court cases.
"If you're putting people first, that doesn't matter", he said. So nuts, in fact, that it's a little hard to tell who's actually running the province right now.
Clark called for a retaliatory ban or tax on US thermal coal exports moving through B.C. ports.