May 19, 2017

BC Election fallout: Coalitions, recounts, and uncertainty

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

It's been about ten days since Christy Clark and the BC Liberals won a minority government in the BC election, but someone needs to tell John Horgan and the BC NDP. 

They’re acting as if British Columbians voted for a new government and change.

Simply put that is false. Christy Clark and the BC Liberals won the most seats and the most votes, and because they are the incumbent party they get to continue to try to govern.

The way our system works, unless a party wins a majority of the seats, the party who was previously in government does get the first shot at governing until they lose a confidence vote in the legislature.

Interestingly though, just about every progressive politician and organization under the sun in BC and beyond, is pushing for an NDP Green coalition.

Watch as I explain why I don’t think the Green party would enter into such a coalition with the NDP.

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commented 2017-05-20 14:26:55 -0400
Ron Joseph, agreed.
commented 2017-05-19 20:41:51 -0400
I predict a majority Gov’t for the Liberals next week after the recounts.
commented 2017-05-19 19:52:39 -0400
Even the Green Party has some standards.
commented 2017-05-19 19:30:57 -0400
WILSON , waiting for your video next week
commented 2017-05-19 18:09:37 -0400
Funny that a big story is being missed here. The BC Conservatives failure to organize was a gift to Christie Clarke. Last election they at 4.5% into the BC Liberals. This time they got less than 2%.