Monday, May 29, 2017
Leave it to Weaver
Weaver's new power in the BC Legislature
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Weaver said negotiations went well and that both parties have "much commonality" and they want to provide a stable minority government.
“We can have a stable minority government for four years with the support of B.C. Green MLAs on confidence and supply matters,” said Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Greens. “After taking the time to engage in good faith discussions with both parties, our caucus has concluded that it is in the best interests of British Columbians for new ideas and new approaches to be brought to the B.C. Legislature," said Weaver in a release on Monday.
Horgan called it a historical day.
“People voted overwhelmingly for change, and we are ready to give them that. A New Democrat government will deliver what people voted for on May 9: making life more affordable, fixing the services people count on, and building a sustainable economy that works for everyone,” said New Democrat leader John Horgan in a release on Monday.
"This is a historic day that our members worked very hard for," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. "The BC Liberals governed for their wealthy donors. A new government that serves working families is long overdue in British Columbia."
The Liberals still have control of the committee. From all perspectives, it's going to be a dynamic Legislature. Weaver will play a huge role for four years and we'll to wait and see.
Weaver and Horgan made it clear that it's not a coalition but a minority government.
Clark is still Premier. She says more comments are coming Tuesday. It's unclear if she will resign from the party.
She released a video clip Monday where she says BC wanted change they got change and that the parties have a lot in common.
In a release late Monday, Clark said the Liberals want to stand firm on core beliefs.
“As the incumbent government, and the party with the most seats in the legislature, we have a responsibility to carefully consider our next steps. I will consult on those steps with the newly elected BC Liberal caucus, and have more to say tomorrow,” she said.
Horgan will do his Speech from the Throne with a hearty slap on the back from Weaver. Then the fun begins.