With the final results of the provincial election still up in the air, all eyes are on Green Party leader Andrew Weaver who could hold a significant amount of bargaining power.
Weaver spoke with The West Block’s Vassy Kapelos and says he’s already been in touch by phone with Liberal leader Christy Clark and NDP leader John Horgan, but there are more negotiation talks ahead.
“Starting next week I will be doing more formal discussions with both the Premier and her staff, and the leader of the opposition and his staff. The idea is to see how much of our platform, we can actually get others to agree to.”
Some of Weaver’s initiatives include electoral reform, getting big money out of politics, and gaining official party status.
So how does he think the ballots will stack up?
Weaver suspects the 176,000 absentee votes could bode well for the Greens or NDP and that the result could even tighten up to an even seat count of 42-42 between the NDP and Liberals.
Two close ridings have also been accepted for recounts, including Courtenay-Comox which was decided by just nine votes.