While voters wait to see which party BC Greens leader Andrew Weaver backs to form the next B.C. government, NDP leader John Horgan has held a caucus meeting to rally his own team.
This caucus meeting comes on the heels of Premier and BC Liberal leader Christy Clark holding one earlier this week, followed by a three-minute long Q and A with reporters.
Horgan says talks are continuing with Weaver, and he adds that there is a lot of common ground between the two parties.
“We’ve explored that in discussions, Mr. Weaver and I, and we’re going to be exploring that in the days ahead.”
He says a union between the Greens and NDP would represent what most British Columbians voted for.
“I have every confidence that there’s more that binds us together than separates us, and fundamentally I think we all agree that 60 per cent that voted agree it’s time for a new government.”
But when it comes to the issues that threaten to divide the parties, mainly the matter of whether electoral reform would by instituted with or without a referendum, a question arises: Just how badly does Horgan want to be Premier?
Horgan says it’s not about what he wants, but about what the people of B.C. want.
“It’s not about me, it’s not about my colleagues. We just spent the past four hours talking about the ups and the downs on the campaign trail, the highs and the lows, and the sadness of talking to people whose lives have been damaged irreparably by BC Liberal choices.”
Horgan says talks with Weaver will continue over the weekend ahead of the final results, which are set to be announced after May 22.
The close race has Horgan and Clark both vying for Green leader Andrew Weaver’s support in what is widely expected to be a minority government.