In an astounding turn of events in British Columbia, Christy Clark's B.C. Liberals have won the provincial election and will retain power for another four years.
The Liberals have earned a convincing majority winning 50 of the 85 ridings compared to the NDP at 33. Green Party candidate Andrew Weaver — a renowned climate scientist at the University of Victoria — wins a seat becoming the first ever Green member in the B.C. legislature. Independent candidate Vikki Huntington also wins her seat in Delta South.
In terms of popular vote the Liberals are at 44.5 per cent, the NDP at 39.4 per cent and the Greens at 8 per cent.
NDP leader Adrian Dix — who won his riding in Vancouver-Kingsway — was clearly deflated after the results were announced.
"In a democratic system, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose and in British Columbia it often rains," Dix told a crowd of stunned NDP supporters.
"But the issues we raised in this campaign, the issues I consider a passion in my life: To ensure youngRead More »from Liberals pull off surprise victory in B.C. election