blackbird Posted June 2, 2017 Report Share Posted June 2, 2017 In the recent election in B.C., the Liberals got 43 seats, the NDP 41, and the Greens 3 seats. The NDP and Greens formed a kind of coalition although they stress it is not a coalition. This is not what the voters who voted for NDP or Green parties voted for. Their agenda is bad news for B.C. They plan to stop the Trans Mountain Pipeline project. This will be very bad for Canada and could have serious ramifications for national unity. Alberta is quite choked up by the harsh words the Green Party leader Andrew Weaver said against the Alberta oil industry, shipping oil, and against Premier Notley. This was the first major gaff by the Green Party leader. Now we have a situation where the Premier of Alberta and the PM have their backs up. Also, there is a situation where the NDP/Green coalition could be required to supply one member as the speaker in the legislature. This presents a major problem because the LIberals have 43 seats, the NDP 41 and Greens 3. The total number of MLAs is 87. This means if the NDP supply the Speaker, the NDP/Green coalition will have only 43 members, which is the same as the Liberals. This could create a very unstable legislature. The Liberals are unlikely to provide the Speaker because that would reduce them to 42 members. This means if no party provides an MLA to be the Speaker, the lieutenant governor could be forced to dissolve the legislature and call and election. The parties will have some very hard decisions to make within weeks. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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