NDP Puts Forward Non-Confidence Motion
Victoria, B.C. – As widely expected, the NDP issued a non-confidence motion in the BC legislature this afternoon.
Because it failed to receive unanimous support however (all BC Liberal MLAs voted against it), the vote won’t take place until later this week – likely Thursday.
Prior to putting her motion forward, Victoria-Beacon Hill MLA Carole James said, “more than 1.1 million people voted for change, including over 300,000 who voted Green.”
She added “change was in the air” as evidenced by the BC Liberals “NDP-Green” throne speech.
Also, today, NDP and Green MLAs voted down a BC Liberal campaign finance reform bill and another bill that would have given the BC Greens official party status.
This despite the fact both the B.C. Greens and NDP had voiced enthusiastic support for the campaign finance bill before and during the spring election campaign.
BC Green Leader Andrew Weaver issued the following statement today regarding the B.C. Liberal bill to grant it official party status:
“British Columbians are tired of these partisan games and attempted power plays. Today the B.C. Liberals surprised us with a vote to award the B.C. Green caucus official party status. Moments earlier I spoke with the media and made it clear that our Caucus will not debate legislation until the confidence of the house has been tested.”