BC Election 2017


New Democrats to form government in B.C. for the first time since 2001

By The Canadian Press
July 18, 2017 - 5:16am Updated: July 18, 2017 - 1:10pm

VICTORIA — British Columbia’s New Democrats will get their first taste of power in 16 years at a swearing-in ceremony in Victoria this afternoon.

The New Democrats won 41 of the legislature’s 87 seats during last May’s election, two less than the governing Liberals.

Image Credit: BC NDP

NDP officially takes power July 18; inner circle packs experience, bite: experts

By The Canadian Press
July 6, 2017 - 2:00pm Updated: July 6, 2017 - 4:48pm

VICTORIA — The steep political mountain facing John Horgan’s minority government in British Columbia was apparent in the key appointments he made to his inner circle of close advisers, say political observers.

Horgan’s cabinet will be sworn in at a ceremony in Victoria on July 18.

Image Credit: Jonathan Hayward / THE CANADIAN PRESS

New Mainstreet poll shows stronger support for B.C. Liberals

By Doug Collins/Global News
June 29, 2017 - 6:56am Updated: June 29, 2017 - 1:43pm

VANCOUVER —  If the Liberals are toppled this afternoon, as expected, and if Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon decides to go back to the polls instead of allowing the NDP-Green coalition to govern, the Liberals will likely be jumping for joy.