BC Election 2017

Lt. Governor Judith Guichon’s role is ceremonial, except in times of minority when she may be called upon to decide if a new election is needed. (Black Press files)

ELECTION 2017: B.C. will have first minority government in 64 years

Negotiations between parties may determine if B.C. Liberals can continue

Lt. Governor Judith Guichon’s role is ceremonial, except in times of minority when she may be called upon to decide if a new election is needed. (Black Press files)
NDP candidate Ronna-Rae Leonard celebrates an apparent slim victory on election night May 9 in Courtenay-Comox. (Comox Valley Record)

NDP extends lead as vote tally continues in Courtenay-Comox

Ronna-Rae Leonard builds lead to 148 votes with 500 more to go

NDP candidate Ronna-Rae Leonard celebrates an apparent slim victory on election night May 9 in Courtenay-Comox. (Comox Valley Record)
NDP leader John Horgan is peppered with demands by tent camp promoter Ivan Drury during visit to Maple Ridge May 4. (MICHAEL HALL/BLACK PRESS)

Standing up to staged tent squatters

Communities fight back against ‘travelling circus’ for media

NDP leader John Horgan is peppered with demands by tent camp promoter Ivan Drury during visit to Maple Ridge May 4. (MICHAEL HALL/BLACK PRESS)
Premier Christy Clark greets Lt. Governor Judith Guichon for the reading of the government’s throne speech, 2013. Guichon will have a pivotal role if the final vote count leaves a minority parliament in B.C.

UPDATE: Final vote counts coming in, no seat changes yet

Recount in Courtenay-Comox leaves 13-vote NDP lead

Premier Christy Clark greets Lt. Governor Judith Guichon for the reading of the government’s throne speech, 2013. Guichon will have a pivotal role if the final vote count leaves a minority parliament in B.C.
B.C. NDP leader John Horgan, B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark and B.C. Greens leader Andrew Weaver (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

Parties jockey for position in B.C. minority

NDP’s John Horgan says he and Christy Clark have nothing to talk about

B.C. NDP leader John Horgan, B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark and B.C. Greens leader Andrew Weaver (Katya Slepian/Black Press)
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley (Black Press files)

Don’t hold Alberta ‘hostage,’ Rachel Notley warns B.C.

TransMountain pipeline project expected to proceed in fall

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley (Black Press files)
Supporters raise hands, and beers, for NDP leader John Horgan on election night in Vancouver May 9. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

ELECTION 2017: This is your election on TV

Campaigns are no time to discuss serious issues

Supporters raise hands, and beers, for NDP leader John Horgan on election night in Vancouver May 9. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)
B.C. Green Party MLAs Adam Olsen, Andrew Weaver and Sonia Furstenau are officially independents, unless an amendment is passed to give them party status. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. Greens leader Andrew Weaver seeks official party status

Recognition would give B.C. Green Party more staff, guaranteed time in legislature

B.C. Green Party MLAs Adam Olsen, Andrew Weaver and Sonia Furstenau are officially independents, unless an amendment is passed to give them party status. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
UPDATE: Elections BC accepts two of six requests for recount

UPDATE: Elections BC accepts two of six requests for recount

All eyes are on the final count in 10 days, when 176,000 absentee ballots will be tallied

UPDATE: Elections BC accepts two of six requests for recount
(Black Press)

UPDATE: Voter turnout hits 61.5 per cent in 2017 B.C. election

Over half of B.C. voters went to the polls on May 9

(Black Press)
B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver is flanked by new MLAs Adam Olsen and Sonia Furstenau, whom he introduced as “the first Green caucus in North America.”

B.C. Green leader begins talks with other parties

Potential minority government gives Weaver bargaining power

B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver is flanked by new MLAs Adam Olsen and Sonia Furstenau, whom he introduced as “the first Green caucus in North America.”
UFV professor Hamish Telford.

VIDEO: Expert insight on political maneuverings after a wild election

UFV professor says Tuesday’s result suggests next government may not last long, whoever is in charge

UFV professor Hamish Telford.
Green Party leader Andrew Weaver got his breakthrough, with MLAs joining him from Cowichan Valley and Saanich North and the Islands. (B.C. Broadcast Consortium)

ELECTION 2017: Unstable minority unlikely to last

Greens’ Andrew Weaver will want to see carbon tax increased

Green Party leader Andrew Weaver got his breakthrough, with MLAs joining him from Cowichan Valley and Saanich North and the Islands. (B.C. Broadcast Consortium)
ELECTION 2017: In Surrey-Cloverdale, Liberal Marvin Hunt edges NDP’s Smith

ELECTION 2017: In Surrey-Cloverdale, Liberal Marvin Hunt edges NDP’s Smith

“I really enjoy the unique community of Cloverdale,” Hunt said. “It’s just a great honour.”

  • May 9, 2017
ELECTION 2017: In Surrey-Cloverdale, Liberal Marvin Hunt edges NDP’s Smith
ELECTION 2017: In Surrey-Panorama, voters give NDP’s Jinny Sims the nod (VIDEO)

ELECTION 2017: In Surrey-Panorama, voters give NDP’s Jinny Sims the nod (VIDEO)

In the past, Surrey-Panorama has been a riding of musical chairs, where MLAs are concerned.

  • May 9, 2017
ELECTION 2017: In Surrey-Panorama, voters give NDP’s Jinny Sims the nod (VIDEO)
NDP candidate Rachna Singh has won the riding of Surrey-Green Timbers. (file photo)

ELECTION 2017: In Surrey-Green Timbers, NDP’s Rachna Singh wins over Liberal challenger Brenda Locke

Riding was long held by NDPer Sue Hammell, who recently retired from politics

  • May 9, 2017
NDP candidate Rachna Singh has won the riding of Surrey-Green Timbers. (file photo)
ELECTION 2017: In Surrey-Fleetwood, NDP’s Jagrup Brar takes seat from Fassbender (VIDEOS)

ELECTION 2017: In Surrey-Fleetwood, NDP’s Jagrup Brar takes seat from Fassbender (VIDEOS)

Deafening cheers greeted the news at Surrey NDP headquarters Wednesday night

  • May 9, 2017
ELECTION 2017: In Surrey-Fleetwood, NDP’s Jagrup Brar takes seat from Fassbender (VIDEOS)
VIDEO: Vancouver Island, Surrey results could decide election

VIDEO: Vancouver Island, Surrey results could decide election

Hamish Telford says Surrey could play big role in who forms government

VIDEO: Vancouver Island, Surrey results could decide election
ELECTION 2017: Results and reactions from Surrey, as they happen

ELECTION 2017: Results and reactions from Surrey, as they happen

Everything you need to know about the May 9th general election in B.C.

  • May 9, 2017
ELECTION 2017: Results and reactions from Surrey, as they happen
VIDEO: Fate of B.C. political leaders in voters’ hands

VIDEO: Fate of B.C. political leaders in voters’ hands

B.C. Liberal Leader Christy Clark and Green Leader Andrew Weaver cast their votes Tuesday

VIDEO: Fate of B.C. political leaders in voters’ hands
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