BC parties statements on House recall

Responses to the news that Legislature will be recalled June 22

Statement from BC New Democrats:

“By the time Christy Clark finally gets to work on June 22, it will be more than six weeks since British Columbians voted overwhelmingly to replace her. I’m surprised it’s taken Christy Clark this long, but I’m hopeful she will agree to test the confidence of the house immediately so British Columbians get the new government they voted for,” said New Democrat leader John Horgan.

“British Columbians are ready for a new government that works for them instead of the people at the top. And I’m ready to deliver it.”

Statement from BC Liberals:

“Today, on behalf of Premier Christy Clark, I informed the Office of the Speaker that the legislature will be recalled on Thursday, June 22, 2017.

“The first order of business in this new parliament will be the election of a speaker. After which, and in the aftermath of a very close election, the government will seek to determine if it continues to enjoy the confidence of the house” said Government House Leader Michael de Jong.

Statement from BC Greens:

VICTORIA B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, responded to the news that the Legislature will be recalled on June 22:

“I’m glad that the Premier has finally decided to recall the legislature,” Weaver said. “In the weeks since the election, it has been encouraging to see all three parties agree that British Columbians want us to work together. The B.C. Green Caucus looks forward to meeting our colleagues from both other parties in the House so that we can get to work delivering good public policy that will make a difference in the lives of British Columbians” said Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party.

– files from press releases