BC’s next government could be decided in a little over two weeks.
Liberal Government House Leader Michael de Jong says the legislature will be recalled on June 22.
“The first order of business in this new parliament will be the election of a speaker,” says de Jong. “After which, and in the aftermath of a very close election, the government will seek to determine if it continues to enjoy the confidence of the house.”
The NDP and Green Parties have an agreement in place that would see the New Democrats lead a minority government.
“By the time Christy Clark finally gets to work on June 22, it will be more than six weeks since British Columbians voted overwhelmingly to replace her,” says NDP leader John Horgan. “I’m surprised it’s taken Christy Clark this long, but I’m hopeful she will agree to test the confidence of the house immediately so British Columbians get the new government they voted for.”
Green leader Andrew Weaver says he pleased the Premier has finally decided to recall the legislature. “In the weeks since the election, it has been encouraging to see all three parties agree that British Columbians want us to work together.”
Weaver says his caucus looks forward to meeting with MLA’s from both other parties in the House to get to work on delivering good public policy.