Horgan, Weaver accuse Clark of stalling transition

BC NDP leader John Horgan and Green Party leader Andrew Weaver reach deal to form government. Twitter photo

John Horgan and Andrew Weaver are calling on Christy Clark to stop delaying what will likely be the downfall of the Liberal government.

Since originally pledging to hold a confidence vote quickly, Clark has delayed the vote so it won’t occur until nearly two months from the time British Columbians voted for change. The legislature has been recalled for June 22 and it will likely be several days following that before a confidence vote is held. The election was May 9.

New Democrat Leader John Horgan says Clark’s delays and distractions mean priorities like education, housing affordability, and the opioid crisis are not being addressed.

“While British Columbians struggle with rising costs and damaged services, Christy Clark is playing political games and attempting to cling to power as long as possible,” said Horgan, in a press release. “Instead of getting out of the way so our new government can hire teachers and address housing affordability, Christy Clark is hanging on for a few more weeks so she can give her friends pay bumps.”

B.C. Green Leader Andrew Weaver pointed out that Clark said she wanted to cooperate with other parties, and it calling on her to do so.

“British Columbians are ready for a new kind of politics where parties work together to make life better for people, we’re ready to do that,” said Weaver. “British Columbians don’t want more delays and distractions from Christy Clark. They want a new government that puts people first, and we’re ready to get to work.”

  • Jo G

    “…….stop delaying what will likely be the downfall of the Liberal government.”

    Flapping their mouths ….

    Fact is, they are still the Government. They have the majority of seats. The Greens and NDP have not even formed a coalition. Where is their agreement in writing?

    The Government selected a cabinet, swore them in, wrote a throne speech, figured out the logistics and tactics of the selection of the speaker, make sure all members can assemble in Victoria on a given day … and on and on it goes…

    And the Greens and NDP had to do what, exactly?

    If the Government should fall, and the Lieutenant Governor decides to give the NDP a chance to form the Government based on some sort of relationship with the Greens, let us see how long it will take them to say … “oh chit, now what do we do?” …..

    Speaker? Throne speech? Cabinet selection and swearing in? Date when every single person can be there so that they do not get defeated …..

    AND, then the fun starts. If they get past that successfully, how long before they recall the House? I bet you several months, after all the Cabinet Ministers have had a look at their deputies and staff, got rid of the higher ones, reprinted the Government stationary, etc. and did not tell the electorate how much that all costs ….. for how long before we are faced with another election?

    The shoe will be on the other foot. Every move they make will be watched by the electorate so that they can determine how they will vote the next time their comes.

    Interesting times ahead.