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.

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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.

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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. 

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B.C. Liberals tout $2.8B surplus, reduced debt on eve of expected defeat

By The Canadian Press
June 28, 2017 - 12:54pm Updated: June 28, 2017 - 4:19pm

VICTORIA — British Columbia’s finance minister has painted a rosy picture of the province’s finances a day before his government is expected to be defeated in a confidence vote, saying a $2.8-billion surplus helped support a bevy of new promises in the Liberal throne speech.

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Lake, Hines feel promise for no tolls unfair for Interior residents

By Chad Klassen
June 23, 2017 - 5:24pm

KAMLOOPS — In the span of a few days, Christy Clark has changed her tune. Some would say to work together with the other parties, while others would say it's simply a desperate attempt to keep power. 

In the throne speech were 30 promises she hadn't considered during the election.