Business leaders express concern about promises in BC NDP Green agreement
04 June 2017, 05:37 | Isaac Mcdaniel
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The agreement also says that the NDP would not request a dissolution of the legislature, except following the defeat of a motion of confidence, and that the Greens would neither move nor vote non-confidence against the NDP in the next four years.
The parties said Tuesday they would use "every tool available" to stop the expansion of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline, and would refer the Site C hydroelectric dam to the B.C. Utilities Commission to determine its economic viability.
NDP leader John Horgan and Green leader Andrew Weaver made the accord between their two parties official this afternoon.
However, both Horgan and Green Leader Andrew Weaver speak of a four year, stable, minority government.
The Greens negotiated with the Liberals and the NDP after no party won a majority of seats in a provincial election three weeks ago. "I am happy to take on any jobs the voters give me", said Clark.
He said a great deal of the work he, Thomson and Clark started is now underway, including the six-laning of Highway 97 between Highway 33 and Sexsmith Road, work on John Hindle Drive, various intersection improvements and improving access to primary health care.
Clark added that she wouldn't request the lieutenant governor allow another election.
That agreement still needed to be ratified by NDP and Green MLAs, which is expected to happen Tuesday.
"No, I'm not concerned about that at all", said Horgan when asked about the possibility.
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"This is a project that provides clean energy, clean power ... we are going to need secure, reliable energy", Mr. Gardner said.
But the odds are that barring the unexpected, the first time there is a vote of confidence or a vote of supply (money), Clark's short-lived new government would fall and Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon will call on Horgan to try to form a government.
"Should the government fail the test of confidence in the house, as seems likely, I would be given the job of leader of the Opposition".
In an earlier statement, Notley said the province "will use the means at our disposal" to ensure the pipeline is built, without giving further details.
The agreement is for confidence measures only, and is not a coalition, Weaver said.
The election of 2017, proved that B.C. actually had a third party in the political scene in B.C. because of the strong Green Party vote in the election. As leader of a recognized third party, Weaver gets a 25 per cent raise, an additional $26,470.46 a year.
When Horgan announced last week that there would be no change in the electoral system without a referendum - "I feel strongly about that" - it was a public signal the NDP had non-negotiable positions as well.
They likely discovered that one of the three Green MLAs, environmental activist Sonia Furstenau, was visceral to the point of revulsion in her opposition to dealing with the Liberals.
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