Christy Clark remains BC premier until all votes counted

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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.

BC Liberal canadidate Stephen Roberts said, "obviously there's been a bit of a wind change in the air here ..." "Once the cards are known, it's going to be interesting to see how it plays out". Clark endorsed the project after the federal government's approval, but Horgan has promised to use "every tool in the toolbox" to stop it. Leader Andrew Weaver's comments late in the campaign made it clear that he would be happier working with the Liberals' Christy Clark than the NDP's John Horgan.

Several Liberal cabinet ministers lost seats in Metro Vancouver, including Attorney General Suzanne Anton, Technology Minister Amrik Virk and Peter Fassbender, the minister responsible for TransLink. She loses majority in British Columbia Legislature, will likely lose her job.

"We've got to put a government forward that British Columbians can be proud of and i" m going to be a part of that", Olsen said.

The softwood lumber dispute "really provided an opportunity for the premier to stay on her message of jobs for the resource sector", said Gerald Baier, University of British Columbia political science professor. "So it is my intention to continue to lead British Columbia", Clark told supporters in Vancouver. "Tonight, we won the popular vote, and we have also won the most seats".

"[Premier Christy Clark] may end up with a majority, depending on recounts, absentee ballots, etc.", he said.

The Liberals were trying to win a fifth successive majority government after holding power for 16 years. He's already discussing his bargaining chips.

Shortly before 1 a.m. Weaver, who won his seat in Oak Bay-Gordon Head handily addressed the crowd gathered in Victoria at the Delta Ocean Pointe Hotel.

The Liberals have taken the lead in the Courtenay-Comox riding, giving them a total of 43 seats and leaving the NDP with 41.

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But his support wasn't just limited to family and close friends, Green Party supporters from across the country were in attendance and lending a hand with the campaign. "And I think that is what they deserve", said Horgan.

Weaver said he and Horgan agree on some key issues, such as electoral reform and a ban on corporate and union donations.

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"It's entirely possible, first of all, that it won't be a minority government", he said.

"Substantively, it's easier to imagine a deal between the Greens and the NDP - not personality wise, but on substance".

Neither the NDP nor the BC Liberals can yet confidently claim victory with the two parties near deadlocked in the seat count and a minority government now expected. The Green Party garnered 28.5 per cent, and was "elected" in 14 ridings.

In Weaver's case, that could also mean supporting the NDP to achieve his goals.

Weaver, speaking to supporters Tuesday night, said the Greens could work with either party but he did not indicate a preference. "Optically, that's not great".



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