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Christy Clark to stay on as BC premier

Christy Clark to stay on as BC premier

The only problem is that while the appetizer sits invitingly on the table, the main course is still tantalizingly locked away in the kitchen. The Liberals won 43 seats, the NDP 41 and the Greens took three seats.

"What's most important is this basic principle, that if there is going to be a transfer of power in this province, and it certainly seems like there will be, it shouldn't be done behind closed doors", she told a news conference in Vancouver.

The leaders of the BC Greens and the BC NDP intend to form a minority government.

The two leaders, who announced their historic partnership Monday, signed the agreement as their fellow MLAs stood behind and applauded the new chapter in B.C. politics.

The two caucuses ratified the deal on Tuesday morning. Under the terms of the deal the Greens promise not to defeat the New Democrats for the full four-year term of the new parliament. Both parties have either shown outright opposition to pipeline construction, or at least extreme reservation.

The government could become the most environmentally extreme jurisdiction in North America and make the federal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appear moderate by comparison. That's bad news for Clark and the Liberals: They can kiss their $10,000-a-plate private dinners with CEOs and lobbyists goodbye.

"And mark my words: that pipeline will be built", Notley said. Opponents say the risks of a spill are too large.

"We will continue to do what we have done all the way, which is standing up for Alberta's best interests".

The agreement is for confidence measures only, and is not a coalition, Weaver said.

The utilities commission is responsible for issuing certificates of public convenience and necessity on public utility projects, however, a previous BC Liberal government exempted Site C from BCUC scrutiny when it passed the Clean Energy Act in 2010.

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The parties have agreed to use the entire machinery of government to throw roadblocks at the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. The company has a market value of $5.6 billion.

"I think British Columbians, quite frankly, are sick and exhausted of being told that the 20th-century economy is the economy of tomorrow", Weaver said at the news conference alongside Horgan.

Bateman added Horgan and Weaver "snickered at blue collar workers in this province".

Soon afterward, in 2014, Ontario also delivered the same kind of stunner - a Liberal majority victory that pretty much no one saw coming.

The Speaker can break ties, but any government that has to rely on that vote is barely legitimate.

But before NDP Leader John Horgan gets sworn in as premier, Clark still has the job.

Into that cauldron, Premier Rachel Notley's Alberta NDP government is trying to inject some certainty, both through back-channel talks and public declarations.

Clark had backed Trans Mountain as well as liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects. No province can hold the economy of another hostage, she argues.

The Peterborough Examiner took the Canadian Press' story on the Horgan/Weaver deal and re-topped it with detail on Horgan's university days, including how he met his wife. "I think British Columbians deserve to see those and I think we'll see those in the next little while".

"If I were a betting man, I'd say the chances (of the throne speech being approved) are not good but if a change in government needs to occur, it needs to occur in the House and not two people making an agreement in a backroom", said Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA, of Horgan and Green leader Andrew Weaver.

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