British Columbia election puts energy projects at risk

The British Columbia Green Party holds the balance of power in the province, having elected three MLAs, with the B.C Liberals winning 43 seats and the NDP earning 41.

Weaver wasn't ready to tip his hand on whether he would support the Liberals or NDP in a minority government. It takes 45 seats to have a clear majority, as the governing party selects one of its members as the Speaker, who only votes to break ties. Recounts and absentee ballots could still sway the final tally, such as with the Courtenay-Comox riding swinging to the NDP by a mere nine votes.

The mail-in and absentee votes will be counted May 22-24.

"The game's not over", said Horgan, who refused to concede defeat on Wednesday.

Weaver, in a speech to a cheering crowd south of Vancouver, pledged to work so "that the benefits of a strong economy should flow to all of us, not just a privileged few".

Horgan and Clark have drawn different lessons from Tuesday's results.

"We have been presented with an opportunity by British Columbians to open a whole new dialogue in our province, in our Legislature", Clark said.

The party lost in the northern riding of Skeena, which the Liberals haven't picked up since 2001, but picked up seats across Metro Vancouver, knocking off four cabinet ministers, including Attorney General Suzanne Anton, TransLink Minister Peter Fassbender, and Naomi Yamamoto in North Vancouver-Lonsdale - a riding that hasn't gone orange since 1991, when the vote was split on the right.

"We need to reclaim democracy for the people of British Columbia".

While British Columbians are probably still weeks away from knowing who will be in power, one UBC political scientists says vote splitting did not play the role NDP supporters feared it would.

The premier's office said Lt. -Gov.

When asked whether she plans on staying in the political spotlight, McCulloch said it's likely, in one capacity or another. Morgane Oger, a New Democrat, lead most of the evening, but incument Liberal Sean Sullivan, a former Vancouver major, pulled ahead in late returns.

The prospect of a minority Liberal government in British Columbia heightened economic uncertainty on Canada's west coast on Wednesday, pitting the future of key energy projects against the ability of the Liberals to work with the third-party Greens. He's already discussing his bargaining chips.

And in a major development for B.C. politics, the Green Party finally broke through, capturing three seats, one short of the number needed for official party status, but enough to hold the balance of power.

"There's no declaring a win, but man, we have a lot to celebrate", Leonard said at a post-election party at The Avalanche. "People tend to vote along party lines and I get that... but I had so many wonderful comments, I've been overwhelmed with the number of people who said, "We wish you were our candidate"... it's heartwarming, because I know I ran an honest campaign". "We exist because the other parties aren't offering something ..."

It's not easy being Green on British Columbia's political scene - especially for a party facing a hard choice in who it might back in a minority government.

"Honestly, he really does because he doesn't bring people to want to work with him", Weaver said in a Global BC interview.

That's not to say there aren't potential positives for the federal Liberals.

Negative ads and attacks between the NDP and the Liberals over political fundraising laws that place no limits on corporate and union donations have also been a prime part of the political debate.

"I was the house leader for the opposition and we worked together on making sure he got access in the legislature", Horgan said.

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