British Columbia Legislative Assembly
Reimer, Neil, Canadian Parliamentary Review
British Columbia's 35th Parliament was dissolved on April 30th and a long-awaited election campaign began. For the first time in many years, a number of political parties may achieve electoral success. The governing NDP are led by Glen Clark; the Liberals, led by Gordon Campbell; the Reform Party by Jack Weisgerber, and the Progressive Democratic Alliance by Gordon Wilson. At the time of dissolution, party standings in the 75-set House were NDP 50, Liberal 14, Reform 4, PDA 2, Social Credit 1, Independent 3, plus one vacancy.
Election night proved to be very dramatic, with the NDP winning a slim majority: 39 seats to the Liberals' 33, with the Reform Party picking up two seats …
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Publication information: Article title: British Columbia Legislative Assembly. Contributors: Reimer, Neil - Author. Journal title: Canadian Parliamentary Review. Volume: 19. Issue: 2 Publication date: Summer 1996. Page number: 43. © 2009 Canadian Parliamentary Association. COPYRIGHT 1996 Gale Group.
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