Christy Clark held a press conference on May 30, 2017 at 1:30, half an hour before John Horgan (NDP) and Andrew Weaver (Greens) had their live event scheduled to discuss their political agreement. She appeared poised and confident.
At the press conference, B.C. Premier Christ Clark announced that she will be testing the confidence of the house in June. She acknowledged that the Liberal party will probably be defeated, but that the transfer of power shouldn’t happen behind closed doors. It should happen in the Legislature, in front of the 87 elected MPs.
Clark indicated that she wouldn’t be asking the B.C. Lieutenant General, the Honourable Judith Guichon, to initiate another election. That decision rests, ultimately, with the Lieutenant General.
Premier Clark wrapped up her presentation saying that stability, respecting the democratic process and working together is in the best interest for all in the province of BC.
In answering reporters questions, she said she won’t be resigning. She’s happy to take on any job the public gives her, even if it is the Leader of the Opposition. She noted she is still the leader of the party that got the most seats.
Negotiations with Andrew Weaver were “unsuccessful.” They were not going to negotiate in public. The premier is happy with their work at the table, noting that negotiations were done honourably and in good faith. Clark indicated that Weaver would best be able to answer why she and he didn’t meet directly.
She said it’s up to the media to figure out what went wrong with the election, it’s hers to move forward and follow democratic process.
So, what this means is that parliament will resume in June, and it will open with a Throne Speech. When accepting the throne speech is put to a vote, the Liberal party will probably not achieve the required majority of votes to establish the confidence of the house. At that time, the power will shift over to the NDP.
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