Date Set for Swearing In of NDP Government
Prince George, B.C. – Twelve days from now, the NDP government under the leadership of John Horgan will be sworn into office.
The date for the swearing in of Premier designate Horgan and his cabinet is July 18th at 2 p.m.
The NDP were given the right to form government after assuring Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon that their party, with the support of the Green Party members, could form a stable government in B.C.
The Liberals were ousted by a non confidence vote in the Legislature on the 29th of June.
There is still no official word on when the Legislature will resume, although it is widely speculated it will be shortly after Labour Day.
When the Legislature resumes, the NDP and Greens will have a combined total of 44 seats, while the Liberals will have 43. With the selection of a Speaker, the alliance will be trimmed back to 43. The speaker can vote in the event of a tie, and traditionally votes in favour of the government.