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Progressive change looks set to come to British Columbia with alliance of BC NDP and BC Greens

Rob Shaw of the Vancouver Sun offers an excellent analysis of the newly unveiled deal. He summarizes: “A B.C. NDP government, backed by the Greens, would do everything it could to kill the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, to hold a referendum in 2018 on proportional representation, to eliminate Metro bridge tolls, to increase the carbon tax, to bring in a $15 minimum wage and to put the Site C dam project before an immediate review, according to details of the power-sharing deal between the two parties.”