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Working people can benefit from BC’s minority government

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Vancouver—A likely BC Liberal minority government means that major pieces of legislation will require discussion, debate, and cooperation in the next legislative session.

“Despite what our antiquated first past the post system produced last night, it’s clear that a majority of British Columbians want change,” said Joie Warnock, Unifor Western Regional Director. “Christy Clark can no longer rule like a monarch, and that’s good for working people.”

Pending re-counts, the BC Liberals lost four seats and the opposition parties made enough gains to block the re-election of a majority government for Premier Christy Clark. The BC Liberals also failed to win a simple majority of the popular vote; something Unifor says is a strong indicator of the new mandate.

“British Columbians voted to get big money out of politics and they voted for electoral reform,” said Warnock. “We encourage the new Green Party of BC MLAs to work with the BC NDP to make these results count for working people.”

For more information, please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at ian.boyko@unifor.org or 778-903-6549 (cell).