B.C. will have its first NDP government in 16 years. But is it inherently unstable?
BC NDP leader John Horgan announces he has been asked form government by the Lieutenant Governor and will be the next premier of British Columbia.
The BC NDP is taking power for the first time in 16 years, but the party will only do it with help from the Greens and a razor-thin plurality of seats.
With that alliance holding just one more seat than the BC Liberals, is B.C. set to be governed by an inherently unstable legislature?
That's what outgoing Premier Christy Clark argued when she advised Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon to call another election rather than give the opposition parties the chance to govern.
“I know that they have the numbers to topple the government and to take power, but I haven't seen any evidence that they have the numbers that they need to actually govern,” Clark told reporters Wednesday.