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Poll finds small majority of British Columbians support proportional representation - News1130;

Poll finds small majority of British Columbians support proportional representation - News1130

News1130Poll finds small majority of British Columbians support proportional representationNews1130BC NDP Leader John Horgan (L), BC Liberal Leader Christy Clark (C) and BC Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver (L). (Lasia Kretzel, NEWS 1130 Photo). Summary. Ipsos poll has found 54 per cent of 801 people want to see a change to some sort of ...and more »

Here's the scenario for B.C. Green Leader Andrew Weaver keeping Christy Clark in the premier's office - Straight.com;

Here's the scenario for B.C. Green Leader Andrew Weaver keeping Christy Clark in the premier's office - Straight.com

Straight.comHere's the scenario for B.C. Green Leader Andrew Weaver keeping Christy Clark in the premier's officeStraight.comB.C. Green Leader Andrew Weaver has toned down his criticism of Premier Christy Clark since the polls closed on May 9. Yesterday, reporters were treated to another Andrew Weaver news conference in which he refused to say whom he would support for ...and more »

BC political parties very close to deal: Weaver - ClickLancashire;

BC political parties very close to deal: Weaver - ClickLancashire

ClickLancashireBC political parties very close to deal: WeaverClickLancashireThree-in-five British Columbians who voted for the BC Green Party in this month's provincial election (62%) are in favour of the Greens supporting the NDP, while just one-in-four (23%) would prefer to back the BC Liberals. As the party that won the ...and more »

BC political parties very close to reaching deal, Green leader says - Yahoo News Canada (blog);

BC political parties very close to reaching deal, Green leader says - Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Yahoo News Canada (blog)BC political parties very close to reaching deal, Green leader saysYahoo News Canada (blog)VICTORIA — Green Leader Andrew Weaver says he's very close to making a deal with either the Liberals and the New Democrats on forming a new minority government in British Columbia. He said negotiations between the parties have intensified since ...and more »

May 27: Coalition in British Columbia? Plus other letters to the editor - The Globe and Mail;

May 27: Coalition in British Columbia? Plus other letters to the editor - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailMay 27: Coalition in British Columbia? Plus other letters to the editorThe Globe and MailMuch of the talk in British Columbia about coalitions disregards the results in two of the three ridings won by the Green Party. Voters in Cowichan Valley, and in Saanich North and the Islands rejected the NDP by electing Green Party candidates.and more »

Vested interests defeated electoral reform - Times Colonist

Vested interests defeated electoral reformTimes ColonistYour editorial regarding the Green Party's agenda in light of B.C.'s fascinating election result requires two comments, both concerning electoral reform. The editorial states that changing the voting system “would make minority governments far off into ...and more »

Greens and NDP promise rough time for B.C. - Times Colonist

Greens and NDP promise rough time for B.C.Times ColonistI have yet to understand why the voters of the Island continue to vote NDP. Have they forgotten the mess that premiers Glen Clark and Ujjal Dosanjh left us back in 2000? Remember the fast ferries that turned up useless. Remember the mining that was ...and more »

Change electoral system without referendum - Times Colonist

Change electoral system without referendumTimes ColonistAndrew Weaver and the Green Party need to form a coalition government with whatever party agrees to immediately enact proportional representation, and stop corporate and union money controlling our political system. Likely the NDP is the only party ...and more »

Liberal or NDP Government? We Should Know By Wednesday - TheTyee.ca;

Liberal or NDP Government? We Should Know By Wednesday - TheTyee.ca

TheTyee.caLiberal or NDP Government? We Should Know By WednesdayTheTyee.caAndrew MacLeod is The Tyee's Legislative Bureau Chief in Victoria and the author of A Better Place on Earth: The Search for Fairness in Super Unequal British Columbia (Harbour Publishing, 2015). Find him on Twitter or reach him here. SHARES; Join · 11 ...and more »

Les Leyne: A bookie's guide to best bets in B.C. - Times Colonist

Les Leyne: A bookie's guide to best bets in B.C.Times ColonistLes Leyne mugshot generic The B.C. Lottery Corp. offers a variety of novelty bets on U.S. politics, but it's missing the boat in its own backyard. You can wager on the chances of President Donald Trump completing his term, or when his spokesman Sean ...and more »

How Clark can survive minority - Prince George Citizen;

How Clark can survive minority - Prince George Citizen

Prince George CitizenHow Clark can survive minorityPrince George CitizenAlright, I am ready to go out on a bit of limb this week. I know that everyone is saying that the Green Party is holding the balance of power right now and that they have a lot of opportunity to have significant impact on public policy. For sure it is ...and more »

BC's laboratory for electoral reform - Waterloo Record;

BC's laboratory for electoral reform - Waterloo Record

Waterloo RecordBC's laboratory for electoral reformWaterloo RecordWhile it's still unclear who will govern British Columbia in the aftermath of this month's closely fought provincial election, what's certain is the next government will try to change how B.C. votes. It will have no choice. The province's Green Party ...and more »

Editorial: The vote count is over, now what? - Vancouver Sun;

Editorial: The vote count is over, now what? - Vancouver Sun

Vancouver SunEditorial: The vote count is over, now what?Vancouver SunJust after the election, we suggested that Green party leader Andrew Weaver resist the temptation to accept a Cabinet post from Liberal leader Christy Clark, should one be offered, and instead use his balance of power on an issue-by-issue basis ...and more »

B.C. Greens close to deal for governing, Weaver says; wants long-term pact - Times Colonist;

B.C. Greens close to deal for governing, Weaver says; wants long-term pact - Times Colonist

Times ColonistB.C. Greens close to deal for governing, Weaver says; wants long-term pactTimes ColonistThe B.C. Green Party is “very, very close” to reaching a deal to prop up either the B.C. Liberals or B.C. NDP in a minority provincial government, Green Leader Andrew Weaver said Friday. In an update for reporters at the B.C. legislature, Weaver said ...and more »

BC Greens 'very, very close' on power-sharing deal: Weaver - The Province;

BC Greens 'very, very close' on power-sharing deal: Weaver - The Province

The ProvinceBC Greens 'very, very close' on power-sharing deal: WeaverThe ProvinceVICTORIA — B.C. Green Leader Andrew Weaver says he's “very, very close” to a power-sharing deal with either the NDP or Liberal party that would determine the fate of the future B.C. government. Weaver reiterated to reporters Friday he'll have a ...and more »

Vaughn Palmer: Leave it to Weaver, he's in control to crown a ruler - Vancouver Sun;

Vaughn Palmer: Leave it to Weaver, he's in control to crown a ruler - Vancouver Sun

Vancouver SunVaughn Palmer: Leave it to Weaver, he's in control to crown a rulerVancouver SunB.C. Green party Leader Andrew Weaver can help either the B.C. Liberals or B.C. NDP gain control in the province's minority government, so will he? And which party will he favour? CHAD HIPOLITO / THE CANADIAN PRESS. Share Adjust Comment Print.and more »

Martyn Brown: A regal resolution for responsible government in British Columbia - Straight.com;

Martyn Brown: A regal resolution for responsible government in British Columbia - Straight.com

Straight.comMartyn Brown: A regal resolution for responsible government in British ColumbiaStraight.comLt.-Gov. Judith Guichon could use her reserve power of dismissal to essentially fire Christy Clark as premier if it was patently obvious that the B.C. Liberals would lack the confidence of the legislature. Well, now, whoever said politics was boring in ...and more »

BC Green Party winds up two days of meetings with NDP and Liberals - CHEK;

BC Green Party winds up two days of meetings with NDP and Liberals - CHEK

CHEKBC Green Party winds up two days of meetings with NDP and LiberalsCHEKAndrew Weaver says he and his negotiating committee met with their NDP and Liberal counterparts. The negotiations between all three political parties will determine who will the B.C. Green Party support in the province's minority government. The Green ...and more »

Formal governing arrangement 'very close,' says BC Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver - CBC.ca;

Formal governing arrangement 'very close,' says BC Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver - CBC.ca

CBC.caFormal governing arrangement 'very close,' says BC Green Party Leader Andrew WeaverCBC.caB.C. Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver says his party is "very, very close" to announcing a more formal governing arrangement, following the final results of the election earlier this week. Weaver wouldn't speculate on what it might look like, but said ...and more »

Weaver says talks 'productive' with both Liberals and NDP - CTV News;

Weaver says talks 'productive' with both Liberals and NDP - CTV News

CTV NewsWeaver says talks 'productive' with both Liberals and NDPCTV NewsThe BC Green Party says it has made significant progress in negotiations with both the BC NDP and BC Liberals, but has yet to announce a formal deal with either party as British Columbians wait to see who will govern the province. Green Leader Andrew ...and more »