Graham Thomson: Alberta government says Notley not a 'loser' from B.C. squeaker election

The Alberta government would like you to know that, contrary to what I said in my column the other day, Premier Rachel Notley is not a “big loser” in the outcome of the muddled British Columbia election. 658 more words


Colby Cosh: B.C.'s election outcome is still uncertain. And it's all thanks to their bizarrely generous voting system

British Columbia politics are famous for being weird, but this election that really came across. Some jurisdictions are content to hold election nights that end with “hung” parliaments or assemblies in which no party has a majority. 992 more words

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Opinion: B.C. election is a teachable moment on proportional representation

Former U.S. president Barack Obama popularized the phrase “teachable moment” by pointing out that events, even tragedies, are often opportunities for the public to learn more about policy. 639 more words

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Graham Thomson: B.C. election results leave Alberta feeling green about the gills

And the winner is …

Andrew Weaver, leader of British Columbia’s Green Party.

And the loser is …

Rachel Notley, premier of Alberta.

Even though we won’t know for… 694 more words


Braid: A Green rules the roost in B.C., and maybe Alberta

Today the most important politician in Alberta might be a B.C. climate-change scientist with only three seats to his name.

That’s Andrew Weaver, leader of the Greens, whose little caucus could hold the balance of power in the new B.C. 706 more words

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Letters: We need electoral reform to fix B.C.'s political landscape

B.C.’s political landscape has been polarized for as long as anyone can remember. Many voters find themselves voting to block something they despise or wasting their vote altogether. 630 more words


Mike Smyth: B.C.'s voters have spoken. Now what?

It was a cliffhanger for the ages as the lead in Tuesday’s B.C. election flipped and flopped and flipped again as the votes were counted in one of the closest photo-finishes in provincial history. 488 more words