Thursday, June 29, 2017

Victoria Viewpoints: Thursday, June 29, 2017

Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments from the Provincial scene:

Mr. Horgan gets a phone call

Horgan becoming premier, Clark to resign
A cliffhanger ending to B.C.'s political soap opera
Horgan's next challenge begins now
NDP asked to form next B.C. government after Liberal defeat
Labour group delighted by transfer of power in B.C.; business group looks for stability
'There is an enormous amount of work to do:' B.C. NDP forming government after Liberal defeat
B.C. NDP to form government, ending 16 years of Liberal rule
NDP waited 16 years for this. Now comes the hard part
Judith Guichon, the Lieutenant-Governor who decided B.C.'s political fate
John Horgan set to become B.C. Premier
B.C. NDP to form government after confidence vote
B.C. Government to be led by NDP for the first time in 16 years
B.C. will have its first NDP government in 16 years. But is it inherently unstable?
NDP Leader John Horgan to be next premier of British Columbia
John Horgan to be B.C.'s Next Premier, NDP to form Government with Green support
Lt. Gov. Judith Guichon invites NDP Leader John Horgan to form a government

Ms. Clark takes a walk

Christy Clark's B.C. Liberals fall after non-confidence vote
Christy Clark resigns as B.C.'s 35th premier, having fought to the end
B.C. Liberal government loses confidence vote 44-42, sparking either NDP government or election
Premier Christy Clark leaves Government House; B.C. waits for Lt. Gov. Judith Guichon's decision
Clark's BC Liberal Government loses Confidence vote
Christy Clark's B.C. Liberal government voted down in a non-confidence motion
Steve Thomson resigns as speaker of the B. C. Legislature

Prelude to a final Act

Premier Clark faces confidence vote today
Tame the wild west of Political cash
Lot's of cash, but who will spend it?
Clark to tell lieutenant governor the NDP-Green alliance cannot offer stable government
Two different polls, two different results on B.C. Liberal popularity
B.C. voters must return to the polls to prevent a deadlocked government
New Brunswick holds lesson for B.C. on Speaker traditions
Following throne speech, BC Liberals enjoy boost in popularity: poll
Decision Day for B.C., confidence vote expected in Victoria
Judgment Day: B.C. Liberal tactics set up difficult decision for lieutenant-governor
Who is B.C. Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon?
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown: how a royal representative could shape B.C.'s political landscape
The B.C. Election that took 52 days
NDP and Greens 'Just Aren't Interested in Collaborating,' Says Premier
'Words Aren't Enough': Green MLA Who fought Soil Dump reflects on Liberals' Behaviour
Lt.-Gov. Judith Cuichon's unelected power should raise questions about dumping the monarchy
Is Christy Clark B.C.'s worst-ever premier?

And There Was Other News today

We don't need another royal commission on education
Site C passes all legal loopholes but project still threatened
First Nations in B.C. lose latest bid to stop Site C project
Supreme court of Canada refuses to hear B.C. First Nations' Site C dam appeal
Top Court Won't hear two First Nations' Challenges to Site C
City of Vancouver permits toilets in homeless camp

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