Monday, May 29, 2017

B.C. Green Party agrees to support NDP in the legislature

Agreement gives NDP the support of 44 of 87 MLAs; Christy Clark holds right to meet legislature as premier

By Justin McElroy, CBC News Posted: May 29, 2017 1:07 PM PT Last Updated: May 29, 2017 4:06 PM PT

The B.C. Green Party has agreed to support the NDP in the legislature, setting up the possibility of 16 years of Liberal rule coming to a dramatic end.

NDP Leader John Horgan and Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver made the joint announcement Monday afternoon at the B.C. Legislature, saying they had reached a four-year agreement.

"In the end, we had to make a difficult decision," Weaver told reporters, describing the negotiating sessions his party held with the NDP and B.C. Liberals since election night ended without a definitive result three weeks ago. Read more


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