The BC NDP and the BC Green Party have ratified an agreement, pledging to work together to support a New Democrat government.
NDP Leader John Horgan and Andrew Weaver of the Green Party addressed media following the ratification of the deal, with plans to work together on a number of issues, including standing against the expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
“The people of B.C. spoke loud and clear on election day – they want a government that works for them, not just those at the top. With the signing of this historic agreement, we are showing that we are ready to roll up our sleeves and work together to make lives better for British Columbians,” said John Horgan, leader of the B.C. New Democrats.
“The results of the election clearly demonstrated that voters wanted to put an end to the bitter, divisive and cynical politics of the past, and get on with productive governance. Today, I am very proud to stand with John Horgan and our respective caucuses to demonstrate how two distinct parties can work together for the good of all,” said Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Greens.
The B.C. New Democrat Government has agreed to advance several legislative and policy initiatives identified as a condition of support by the B.C. Green Caucus, including reforming the electoral system, limiting sponsorship of political campaigns and protecting public health care.
The coalition also agreed to an immediate independent review of the Site C project and opposing the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project.
The BC NDP have also pledged to implementing a basic income pilot project. Details for these policies have not yet been released.
– Jeff Johnson, with files from the BC New Democrats