Date: 2017-05-29 09:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] graydon
If you buy a donut from Christy Clark, you count your change and then you count your fingers. Was there any real supposition that the Greens could make a deal with the BC Liberals?

Date: 2017-05-29 10:34 pm (UTC)
jazzfish: Malcolm Tucker with a cell phone, in a HOPE-style poster, caption NO YOU F****** CAN'T (Malcolm says No You F'ing Can't)
From: [personal profile] jazzfish
My understanding (speaking as a USan resident in Vancouver, and hence a nonvoter, and hence not paying as much attention as I ought to be) was that the BC Greens hate the BC NDP with a passion. I also have some amount of possibly misplaced trauma/bitterness from the US's Green party being essentially a haven for leftier-than-thou narcissists, and the 2000 Presidential election.

It wouldn't have surprised me if the Greens had ended up suckered into supporting Clark with promises of a) voting reform, a la the UK LibDems and b) "any two of you can 'vote your conscience' on anything that comes up, as long as I get the one vote necessary to pass whatever it is".

I am pleasantly surprised and slightly less worried to see things going in this direction.

Date: 2017-05-29 11:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] graydon
I quite believe the BC Greens hate, loathe, and despise the BC NDP.

Thing is, you can't make a deal with Clark (and thus the BC Liberals, at least for the nonce), even if you would in some respects prefer to do so; "the devil is a gentleman, and doesn't keep his word".

(I have no experience of the BC Greens. What experience I do have of the federal Green Party has it mostly occupied by moralistic innumerates.)

Date: 2017-05-29 09:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] magedragonfire
When they announced the press conference, I figured exactly this. I can only imagine what's occuring over in the Liberal party offices right now.

This is a little bit surprising to me, though - I'd heard that Horgan and Weaver are not very fond of each other. Must've worked out their differences with a sweet enough deal, I suppose.

Date: 2017-05-30 04:40 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chuk_g
Apparently they were hanging out at a rugby game over the weekend, maybe that did it.

Date: 2017-05-30 08:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] magedragonfire
Hmm. Taking some cues from the game, maybe? (Although apparently Canada lost to New Zealand, boo.)

I know folks who'd pay much more attention to the legislature if there were physical scrums involved.

Date: 2017-05-30 09:26 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chuk_g
Are they Montana voters?

(something something hooker)
Edited Date: 2017-05-30 09:26 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-05-30 12:42 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] maruad
I don't know where matters stand with regards to pipelines in B.C. but I would have to think they are in for a very rough ride. Ditto for oil tanker traffic along the coast.

Date: 2017-05-30 11:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] graydon
Even Clark's not keen on them.

Let's run pipelines through a tectonically active, ecologically sensitive area! With an existing economic value greater than any value BC is ever going to see from the pipeline! is a really tough sell in BC.

(Then there's the risk of having BC's indigenous people wind up with formalized status, any formalized status.)

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