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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.
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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.
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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” […]
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: […]
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B.C. Journal: Liberals hold telephone town hall to connect supporters to leader Clark

Excerpt: With less than one hun­dred hours to go until the polls close in British Columbi­a’s 2013 provin­cial elec­tions, par­ty lead­ers Christy Clark and Adri­an Dix are keep­ing busy sched­ules. As I report­ed ear­li­er today, Adri­an is spend­ing most of his Sat­ur­day in the Van­cou­ver sub­urbs. He was in Coquit­lam this morn­ing for the pan­cake break­fast […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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B.C. Journal: David Eby says challenging Christy Clark is like running against “a ghost”

Excerpt: British Columbi­a’s New Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty (NDP) may be lead­ing in the polls ahead of this Tues­day’s provin­cial elec­tion, but in order to actu­al­ly assume pow­er and become the major­i­ty par­ty in the B.C. Leg­isla­tive Assem­bly, the NDP has to cap­ture at least half a dozen rid­ings cur­rent­ly rep­re­sent­ed by Lib­er­als or inde­pen­dents, plus hold onto […]
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B.C. Journal: 2013 campaign enters the home stretch in Canada’s third largest province

Excerpt: Good morn­ing from Coquit­lam! As we announced ear­li­er this week, I am vis­it­ing our north­ern neigh­bors this week­end to cov­er the 2013 British Colum­bia provin­cial elec­tions, which will con­clude this Tues­day, May 14th. Whichev­er par­ty wins will most like­ly form B.C.‘s next gov­ern­ment and run the province for the next few years… so the out­come […]
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