Premier Clark to recall legislature, test confidence

By The Canadian Press
May 30, 2017 - 1:30pm Updated: May 30, 2017 - 6:01pm

VANCOUVER — British Columbia Premier Christy Clark is not ready to walk away from office, announcing today that she will recall the legislature to see if she can get support to continue governing.

Clark was speaking for the first time since the NDP and Greens announced a deal on Monday to topple the Liberals from power after no party won a majority of seats in a provincial election three weeks ago.

Clark said she plans to bring the house back in early June and made the decision to test the will of the legislature after consulting constitutional experts.

The Liberals won the most seats in the legislature, but fell one seat short of a majority.

The NDP caucus along with the greens ratified the agreement.

The agreement could allow the second place NDP to form a minority government with the support of the Green party.

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