Non Confidence Vote Passes
Christy Clark makes final speech in the legislature as Premier -image courtesy BC Legislative Services
Prince George, B.C. – Following a passionate speech by Premier Christy Clark, the vote on the amendment to the throne speech which declared no confidence in the Government, has been completed and the Clark Government does not have the confidence of the House.
The final vote, as expected, was 44 in favour of supporting the amendment, ( the NDP and Greens) and 42 (Liberals) against.
The House adjourned at 5:27 with Speaker Steve Thomson saying “This House stands adjourned until further notice.”
The next step would see Premier Christy Clark visit the Lieutenant Governor to advise of the events of today.
The Lieutenant Governor could decide to give the NDP/Green alliance an opportunity to govern, or she may decide to send British Columbians back to the polls.
There is no word on when that decision may be announced.