Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Legislature Returns June 22, Stage Set for Confidence Vote on Liberals

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Legislature Returns June 22, Stage Set for Confidence Vote on Liberals

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B.C. legislature called back, Liberals face defeat

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VICTORIA - Politicians have been called back to the British Columbia legislature on June 22, setting the stage for a possible change in the provincial government.

Premier Christy Clark has said she expects to lose a confidence vote in the house after the New Democrats and Greens reached an agreement to allow the NDP to form a minority government.

No party won a majority of seats in a provincial election last month.

The Liberals won 43 seats in the 87-seat legislature, with the NDP winning 41 seats and the Greens three.

The results left Clark with a tenuous grip on power and spelled the likely end for the Liberals' 16 years in government.

Government House Leader Mike de Jong issued a statement Wednesday about the recall of the legislature, saying the first order of business will be to elect a Speaker. …

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