BC Votes 2017

Provincial elections could undergo a dramatic change if a referendum on proportional representation passes next fall.(Black Press files)

Millennials’ voter turnout in 2017 B.C. election up 7%

The 2017 election cost $4.6 million more than the prior one

 

Christy Clark at women’s luncheon in Vancouver June 21. (Twitter - @Kimmy_Haak)

Clark pledges $1-billion in childcare spending

Christy Clark continued rebranding the BC Liberals this week, ahead of the Speech from the Throne

 

Clark warns of $600 million delay to Site C dam

Clark warns of $600 million delay to Site C dam

NDP leader John Horgan says Clark’s claims ‘unsupported’

 

Premier Christy Clark and Lt. Gov. Judith Guichon meet at the B.C. legislature for presentation of the last Speech from the Throne, Feb. 14, 2017. (ARNOLD LIM/BLACK PRESS)

Plot thickens at Victoria castle

Shades of Downton Abbey in fall of Christy Clark government

Premier Christy Clark and Lt. Gov. Judith Guichon meet at the B.C. legislature for presentation of the last Speech from the Throne, Feb. 14, 2017. (ARNOLD LIM/BLACK PRESS)
Site preparation work is underway at Woodfibre, a former pulp mill near Squamish that investors want to use to export liquefied natural gas to Asia. (Woodfibre LNG)

Woodfibre LNG gets 40-year export licence

Squamish project highlights BC Greens’ opposition

Site preparation work is underway at Woodfibre, a former pulp mill near Squamish that investors want to use to export liquefied natural gas to Asia. (Woodfibre LNG)
Inside the NDP-Green governing agreement

Inside the NDP-Green governing agreement

Raise carbon tax, cut MSP premiums and raise minimum wage to $15

Inside the NDP-Green governing agreement
Christy Clark to stay on as B.C. premier

Christy Clark to stay on as B.C. premier

Clark addressed her supporters in Vancouver

Christy Clark to stay on as B.C. premier
NDP leader John Horgan hugs caucus chair Shane Simpson as the NDP caucus gathers to endorse an agreement with the B.C. Greens to support a minority government. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

NDP prepares for chance at governing

Deal with B.C. Green Party depends on Christy Clark’s defeat or resignation

NDP leader John Horgan hugs caucus chair Shane Simpson as the NDP caucus gathers to endorse an agreement with the B.C. Greens to support a minority government. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
VIDEO: BC NDP and Green Party intend to form minority government

VIDEO: BC NDP and Green Party intend to form minority government

The leaders of the BC Greens and the BC NDP agree to work together

VIDEO: BC NDP and Green Party intend to form minority government
Christy Clark speaks at wood pellet shipping facility in North Vancouver during the election campaign. North Vancouver-Lonsdale was one one of the seats the B.C. Liberals lost on May 9. (Black Press)

Yes, Christy Clark won the election

Even without Greens’ support, B.C. Liberals will attempt to govern

Christy Clark speaks at wood pellet shipping facility in North Vancouver during the election campaign. North Vancouver-Lonsdale was one one of the seats the B.C. Liberals lost on May 9. (Black Press)
Lt. Governor Judith Guichon’s role is ceremonial, except in times of minority when she may be called upon to decide if a new election is needed. (Black Press files)

ELECTION 2017: B.C. will have first minority government in 64 years

Negotiations between parties may determine if B.C. Liberals can continue

Lt. Governor Judith Guichon’s role is ceremonial, except in times of minority when she may be called upon to decide if a new election is needed. (Black Press files)
NDP candidate Ronna-Rae Leonard celebrates an apparent slim victory on election night May 9 in Courtenay-Comox. (Comox Valley Record)

NDP extends lead as vote tally continues in Courtenay-Comox

Ronna-Rae Leonard builds lead to 148 votes with 500 more to go

NDP candidate Ronna-Rae Leonard celebrates an apparent slim victory on election night May 9 in Courtenay-Comox. (Comox Valley Record)
NDP leader John Horgan is peppered with demands by tent camp promoter Ivan Drury during visit to Maple Ridge May 4. (MICHAEL HALL/BLACK PRESS)

Standing up to staged tent squatters

Communities fight back against ‘travelling circus’ for media

NDP leader John Horgan is peppered with demands by tent camp promoter Ivan Drury during visit to Maple Ridge May 4. (MICHAEL HALL/BLACK PRESS)
Premier Christy Clark greets Lt. Governor Judith Guichon for the reading of the government’s throne speech, 2013. Guichon will have a pivotal role if the final vote count leaves a minority parliament in B.C.

UPDATE: Final vote counts coming in, no seat changes yet

Recount in Courtenay-Comox leaves 13-vote NDP lead

Premier Christy Clark greets Lt. Governor Judith Guichon for the reading of the government’s throne speech, 2013. Guichon will have a pivotal role if the final vote count leaves a minority parliament in B.C.
B.C. NDP leader John Horgan, B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark and B.C. Greens leader Andrew Weaver (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

Parties jockey for position in B.C. minority

NDP’s John Horgan says he and Christy Clark have nothing to talk about

B.C. NDP leader John Horgan, B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark and B.C. Greens leader Andrew Weaver (Katya Slepian/Black Press)
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley (Black Press files)

Don’t hold Alberta ‘hostage,’ Rachel Notley warns B.C.

TransMountain pipeline project expected to proceed in fall

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley (Black Press files)
Supporters raise hands, and beers, for NDP leader John Horgan on election night in Vancouver May 9. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

ELECTION 2017: This is your election on TV

Campaigns are no time to discuss serious issues

Supporters raise hands, and beers, for NDP leader John Horgan on election night in Vancouver May 9. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)
B.C. Green Party MLAs Adam Olsen, Andrew Weaver and Sonia Furstenau are officially independents, unless an amendment is passed to give them party status. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. Greens leader Andrew Weaver seeks official party status

Recognition would give B.C. Green Party more staff, guaranteed time in legislature

B.C. Green Party MLAs Adam Olsen, Andrew Weaver and Sonia Furstenau are officially independents, unless an amendment is passed to give them party status. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
UPDATE: Elections BC accepts two of six requests for recount

UPDATE: Elections BC accepts two of six requests for recount

All eyes are on the final count in 10 days, when 176,000 absentee ballots will be tallied

UPDATE: Elections BC accepts two of six requests for recount
Ashton re-elected in Penticton riding

Ashton re-elected in Penticton riding

Liberal MLA Dan Ashton garned a larger percentage of the vote than his first election in 2013

Ashton re-elected in Penticton riding