British Columbia's LNG Dreams May Be Over

British Columbia's LNG Dreams May Be Over

He emphasized the NDP's gains, where the party took Lower Mainland seats and knocked off three B.C. Liberal cabinet ministers, Suzanne Anton, Amrik Virk and Peter Fassbender. The Green Party led in 3 districts, headed for potentially its best performance ever.

The party won 41 seats, but there are still absentee ballots outstanding and there may be recounts, including Courtenay-Comox on Vancouver Island where NDP candidate Ronna-Rae Leonard won by nine votes.

Speaking to reporters the day after the vote, Weaver, whose party tripled its support earning three seats in the legislature, said he has no intention of rushing into an alliance with either the Liberals or NDP. The outlook for those is set to dim. "And they reminded us tonight that we are far from ideal", Clark said, adding that she was willing to work with the other parties to govern.

In all of these battlegrounds, save for Surrey-Guildford, Coquitlam Maillardville, and Vancouver Fairview, the total number of Green votes was enough to swing the race to either the NDP or the Liberals if every one of them were translated into the other party's column.

The coal industry also faces increasing risk.

A return of the BC Liberals tonight under Clark would largely maintain course, amid some promises to reduce MSP premiums and cap tolls on the Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges.

There were approximately 51,000 absentee ballots in the 2013 election, and Elections BC will make its final count of this year's ballots between May 22 and 24.

The loss of its majority is a big blow for the Liberals, which had campaigned on a track record of strong economic growth and balanced budgets, but had been hobbled by voter anger over unaffordable real estate and environmental concerns.

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In Weaver's case, that could also mean supporting the NDP to achieve his goals.

That's why Tim Stevenson is very hopeful that the B.C. NDP and Green Party will be able to work together in a new government following the closely contested May 9 election. A dialogue about how we do things, what we should do, how we want to shape the future of our province.

Again, because B.C., NDP Leader John Horgan was refusing concession, and was talking as if his party had actually secured victory in what he called a "vote for change". He told media on Wednesday that he had spoken to Weaver on election night about the BC Liberals' failings. Supporting minority governments is usually perilous for the smaller parties, he said.

"Mr. Horgan has said he would use all of the tools at his disposal but hasn't been very specific about what those are", she said.

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark waves to the crowd before making a speech at the B.C Liberal election party in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

"The Prime Minister has been clear that you wouldn't get a serious climate plan with a price on pollution without pipelines, and you wouldn't get pipelines without a price on pollution", she said linking a carbon tax to improving oil transportation. The B.C. Liberals have said the company has met their five conditions for "the path to yes".

"This campaign has always been not about me, but about us, on the Us Bus", Horgan said.