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Burnaby kids embrace NDP sweep in Student Vote

21 May 2017

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. "They want us to work together collaboratively and across partisan lines", said Clark, who was trying to win the party's fifth straight majority government.

Krog said although election results are unclear, it's clear to him that voters "weren't fond of Christy Clark and they wanted change".

Weaver had requests to speak with B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark and NDP leader John Horgan Wednesday after a preliminary vote count Tuesday night left Clark one seat short of a majority. 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.

If the results hold, the Green party would hold the balance of power in the Legislature with its historic three-seat victory.

"I'm on the upside of the roller coaster right now - it's fun", he told reporters after finishing his speech, alluding to the fact that the final result could still change. British Columbians voted for action for action on climate change.

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"LNG is not happening, so let's move on to the new economy", Weaver said.

"There's still 176,000 seconds on the clock and I'm going to wait to see what the final outcome is", he said, referring to the number of absentee ballots still to be counted.

Weaver said he's prepared to negotiate with both the Liberals and NDP to see which has the most in common with the Green platform. "We'll get decisions but they will take longer, they will often be more complicated because there will be layered issues in those compromises".

"I would expect that as soon as government sits in the Legislature, there will be very soon after that legislation tabling banning big money in B.C.", he said.

The leaders spent election day on a final push to get out votes after a sometimes bruising 28-day campaign fought on jobs, the economy and the influence of big donors in provincial politics.

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The Island also gave the Greens their first seat in Ottawa when, in 2011, federal leader Elizabeth May won in Saanich-Gulf Islands. British Columbians voted today for proportional representation.

Earlier in the day, Clark announced that Lt. -Gov.

"There are people out there who feel that smear and slur are the ways to win elections", Mr. Weaver said after voting in his Victoria-area riding Tuesday.

Speaking to hundreds at Vancouver's convention centre, Horgan said the campaign will go down in history as transforming the province. Horgan accused her of being out of touch with average people on issues such as the cost of housing and inadequate education funding.

The NDP accused the Liberals of dragging their feet on political fundraising by failing to back bills in the legislature that would have banned donations from the corporate and labour sectors.

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The unofficial results showed Liberals finished with 40.85 per cent of the popular vote, down about four per cent from 2013. The possibility that the Liberals or NDP may seek the support of the Greens to form a coalition could cloud the outlook for projects like Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion and Petroliam Nasional Bhd's (Petronas's) proposed $27 billion project to export liquefied natural gas to Asia.

Burnaby kids embrace NDP sweep in Student Vote