B.C. Liberals hang on to win minority government

The B.C. Liberals have retained their hold on power — but the final result could change in the weeks to come.

As of midnight PT Wednesday, Christy Clark and her Liberals had won a minority government, elected in 43 of B.C.’s 87 ridings, compared to 41 for the NDP and three for the Green Party. It takes 44 seats to form a majority in B.C.

It is B.C.’s first minority government result since 1952.

But several ridings will have recounts — including Courtenay-Comox, where the NDP lead by just nine votes — and absentee ballots have not been counted.

The Liberals the NDP and the Greens, that was some choice.

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  • CodexCoder

    Learn from Ontario, prior to previous election. The power and money grabbing will get much worse because the NDP agree with most of the progressive Liberal agenda, and while they will talk, scream and threaten, at the end of the day, utopia, unreachable and fantastic, is still the goal. It can never be reached, but they will keep trying with all the dollars they can legally coerce.

    It is truly amazing that people cannot learn from history, even current events.

  • andycanuck

    And either way the Greens psychos will hold the balance of power.

    • David Murrell

      Psychos they are, and during the campaign they had plenty of help from the national corporate media (the big media oligarchs despise rural-based energy deveopment). Look for the NDP and the Greens to team up to shut down any future energy construction, and to put the squeeze on Alberta.

      The anti-jobs agenda in BC will make next year’s election in Alberta interesting.

  • Literally Hitler
    • The Deplorable Rosenmops

      I didn’t vote yesterday. I hate them all.

      • LairdKintyre

        Not a good attitude, my friend. I voted and am glad I did although the desired change wasn’t effected. People spoiling ballots and refusing to vote is what got France Mr Macron.

  • PaulW

    If BC is added to the “have not” province list – and they may well be if the Liberals are forced to implement Green and NDP policies – there won’t be many “have” provinces left to pay equalization to financial basket cases like Ontario.

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  • deplorabledave

    The Liberals the NDP and the Greens, that was some choice.

    The lesser of the three evils is the “liberals” which I voted for despite their idiocy on many issues. I wonder if the ndp and the greens will get together and try to form a coalition government. I also wonder if the ndp went along with the greens and implemented some of their insane policies if it would end what credibility the ndp ever had.