Christy Clark's B.C. Liberal government voted down in a nonconfidence motion

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Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture
Christy Clark's B.C. Liberal government voted down in a nonconfidence motion

http://www.straight.com/news/931337/christy-clarks-bc-liberal-government...

 

As expected, 41 NDP MLAs and three B.C. Green MLAs have voted nonconfidence in the throne speech from the B.C. Liberal government.

Immediately after the vote as legislature speaker Steve Thomson said "this house stands adjourned until further notice," New Democrats and B.C. Greens erupted with applause.

Now, British Columbians must wait to find out if Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon will ask NDP Leader John Horgan to form a government supported by the B.C. Greens.

The vote came after a lengthy speech by Premier Christy Clark, in which she claimed to have learned lessons from the May 9 provincial election.

Clark also accused the New Democrats of "grasping for power" and claimed that they were "vowing to twist the rules of our legislature".

She also took potshots at B.C. Green Leader Andrew Weaver, claiming that he wouldn't even hear an offer from the B.C. Liberals.

quizzical

Globaal guy Keith stretched the truth imv trying to make it sound like the BC Liberals got the most votes and seats so they should govern. no attempt to be unbiased.

 

Aristotleded24

You BCers really need to have these kinds of dramatic news stories earlier in the day. It's not convenient for us news and political junkies in the rest of the country who have to work early the next day! ;)

In all seriousness, this is good news. I look forward to seeing the positive reprecussions from key platform planks like child care, minimum wage, and campaign finance reform spread to other provinces.

Doug Woodard

Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon asks NDP leader John Horgan to form government and become premier:

http://www.cbc.ca/1.4185204

Next step, electing a speaker.

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

Is the story that Horgan and the NDP/Greens were asked to form government?

Or is the REAL story that Guichon blatantly defied her Liberal paymasters????

Haven't I spent the last month hearing all about how she knows which side her bread is buttered on?

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Mr. Magoo wrote:

Is the story that Horgan and the NDP/Greens were asked to form government?

Or is the REAL story that Guichon blatantly defied her Liberal paymasters????

Haven't I spent the last month hearing all about how she knows which side her bread is buttered on?

Why don't you just PM the ONE poster you are talking about either that or ignore him like any rational person would do.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Mr. Magoo wrote:

Is the story that Horgan and the NDP/Greens were asked to form government?

Or is the REAL story that Guichon blatantly defied her Liberal paymasters????

Haven't I spent the last month hearing all about how she knows which side her bread is buttered on?

That wasn't me you were hearing any of that from, Magoo.  I'm the one you argue about Venezuela with.

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

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Why don't you just PM the ONE poster you are talking about either that or ignore him like any rational person would do.

Because I would like at least one or two posts to publically tell the world that not all lefties are k00Ks.  This "ONE poster" you refer to seems to somehow make about 20% of all babble posts, and 90% of the paranoid, partisan, unsupportable (and unsupported) ones.

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That wasn't me you were hearing any of that from, Magoo.  I'm the one you argue about Venezuela with.

You're off the hook this ONE TIME, Burch.  ;)

And anyway, it's all good now, yes?  Horgan in, Clark out.

quizzical

the right are quickly usurping any notion the left are kooks. the narrative is swinging the other way magoo.

not to worry about who you associate with.

quizzical

So it looks Cc kicked evacuees on her way out... if our news is not corrupt it should be a developing story.