B.C. Liberal government loses confidence vote 44-42, sparking either NDP government or election
In his speech just before the vote, Premier Christy Clark defended the legacy of his government and said the throne speech indicated that the Liberals pledged to run a minority government.
“I’ve heard a lot of people say we’ve changed, but I know leaders do not lead by refusing to adapt,” he said.
The dramatic vote, which took place less than two months after a provincial election that ended without the party having the most seats, marks the first time in British Columbia. The story that a government has lost a vote of confidence.
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That means Clark will head to the Government House and meet the lieutenant governor. Judith Guichon and tell her that she can not get the confidence of the house.
After this meeting – what is expected shortly after 6 hours. PT, guichon announce one of two things: it invites Horgan and NDP to form a government or to dissolve the house, which triggered other elections.
The timing of his announcement and the time when Clark will gather guichon is unknown.
Clark also argued in his speech that a NDP government, backed by the Greens, would not be stable enough to function.
“They know that math does not work. They know that this house can not function without an active majority,” he said.
Since 2011, Clark has served as the 35th Prime Minister of British Columbia.
As he walked down the corridors to his office after a vote, Horgan expressed confidence that he would receive the call to become the minister of British Columbia.
“It’s an exciting time, I hope we’ll hear something later tonight,” he said.
“I can not wait to get started.”