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The race to succeed Premier John Horgan is on. Who will be the BCNDP’s next leader?

Excerpt: The New Democrats’ leadership race will see climate, resource and environmental issues at play. Of greatest import, however, who will be the face of the party as it tries to hold power?
Written by:Joel Connelly
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John Horgan, popular British Columbia premier, will leave province’s top job this fall

Excerpt: The popular British Columbia premier says he has some time left in him, but he can't make another multi-year commitment to continuing in the province's top job. The New Democrats remain in government and will be choosing a successor soon.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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BC’s NDP government authorizes COVID-19 relief as province begins a dark, dreary winter

Excerpt: Premier John Horgan's government has put together a COVID-19 Recovery Benefit program, in which an estimated 3.7 million B.C. residents will get grants up to $1,000 (Canadian) per family and $500 for individuals.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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NDP wins snap election in British Columbia, giving John Horgan a majority government

Excerpt: Canada's westernmost province will remain under progressive governance for another four years thanks to what is shaping up to be a huge win for the British Columbia New Democratic Party (BCNDP).
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Ahead of snap election, British Columbia holds cool, courteous, issue focused leaders’ debate

Excerpt: Canada's westernmost province will hold a general election on October 24th, 2020. Read Joel Connelly's analysis of the debate between the party leaders, which took place October 13th.
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British Columbia to hold snap general election on October 24th, 2020, premier announces

Excerpt: British Columbians will head to the polls to decide the future of their province just ten days before the United States holds its epic 2020 presidential election.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Meet the new progressive government of British Columbia, led by Premier John Horgan

Excerpt: Today, a new pro­gres­sive gov­ern­ment was sworn in to over­see Wash­ing­ton and Ida­ho’s north­ern neigh­bor of British Colum­bia, Canada’s third largest province. Led by John Hor­gan, it con­sists of eleven men and eleven women from the New Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty (NDP), the more pro­gres­sive of B.C.‘s two major polit­i­cal parties. The NDP is return­ing to pow­er […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Christy Clark resigns; NDP’s John Horgan to form new government in British Columbia

Excerpt: British Columbia will soon have a new Premier heading up a more progressive government following today's decision by the province's Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon to ask New Democratic Party Leader John Horgan to form a government.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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BCNDP and BC Greens unveil deal that could topple Christy Clark’s neoLiberal government

Excerpt: It's looking increasingly likely that British Columbia will soon be administered by a much more progressive government than the one it has now.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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It’s a dead heat in British Columbia: Major parties tied for seats, BC Greens hold balance

Excerpt: Who will be the next Pre­mier of British Colum­bia? That’s a ques­tion we still don’t know the answer to, despite polls hav­ing closed across Canada’s west­ern-most province over three hours ago, because the results have been incred­i­bly close. As of around 11:10 PM Pacif­ic Time, incum­bent Pre­mier Christy Clark and the gov­ern­ing Lib­er­als (who, despite their […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Christy Clark declares victory in B.C., but trails the NDP’s David Eby in her own riding

Excerpt: British Colum­bia Pre­mier Christy Clark, whose B.C. Lib­er­als scored a huge upset over the New Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty, has just fin­ished deliv­er­ing her vic­to­ry speech in down­town Van­cou­ver in front of hun­dreds of cheer­ing supporters. Smil­ing broad­ly, Clark declared that her par­ty had won a clear man­date to gov­ern and would move for­ward with its plans […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Not-so liberal Liberals projected to win in British Columbia; score huge upset over NDP

Excerpt: So much for all those pre­dic­tions of a big NDP victory. It’s been an hour and fif­teen min­utes since polls closed in British Columbi­a’s 2013 provin­cial elec­tions, and the New Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty (NDP) has yet to over­take the Lib­er­als in the count of leading/elected MLAs (Mem­bers of the Leg­isla­tive Assem­bly). And it looks like they’re […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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The Tyee: British Columbia’s New Democratic Party poised for a landslide victory tonight

Excerpt: British Columbi­a’s New Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty (NDP) is on the cusp of a his­toric vic­to­ry tonight over the not-so lib­er­al B.C. Lib­er­als, accord­ing to The Tyee, the province’s best-known online-only publication. The Tyee’s final elec­toral pre­dic­tion breaks down as fol­lows: NDP: Fifty-sev­en seats Lib­er­als: Twen­ty-sev­en seats Inde­pen­dents: One seat The Tyee clas­si­fies thir­ty-four seats as “def­i­nite­ly” NDP, with only […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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B.C. Journal: A Tsawwassen sunset

Excerpt: One of the joys of trav­el­ing is unex­pect­ed­ly encoun­ter­ing a scene or land­scape that is so beau­ti­ful that it takes your breath away. That hap­pened to me last night as I was jour­ney­ing south towards the Unit­ed States-Cana­da bor­der. I decid­ed to detour off of High­way 99 into Lad­ner and Tsawwassen and came across this sight: I […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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