41st British Columbia general election
41st British Columbia general election is tentatively scheduled for May 9, 2017, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It will take place after the Premier of British Columbia formally advises the Lieutenant Governor to dissolve the Legislative Assembly.
Section 23 of
British Columbia's provides that general elections occur on the second Tuesday of the fourth calendar year after the last election. Constitution Act As an election was held on May 14, 2013, the next election will be scheduled for May 9, 2017. The same section, though, makes the fixed election date subject to the [1 ] Lieutenant Governor's right to dissolve the Legislative Assembly as he or she sees fit. [1 ]
Background [ edit ]
2013 general election, the BC Liberal Party under the leadership of Premier Christy Clark were re-elected with a majority government. The New Democratic Party, under the leadership of Adrian Dix, again formed the Official Opposition with a slightly reduced total of 34 seats. Despite the victory, Clark was defeated by NDP candidate David Eby in her riding, and was re-elected in a by-election in Westside-Kelowna. The [2 ] Green Party, under the leadership of Jane Sterk, won its first seat in the legislature, though Sterk herself was not elected. Despite the losses, Dix has indicated he will stay on as NDP leader. [3 ] On August 13, 2013 Sterk announced she would resign as Green Party leader, [4 ] Adam Olsen was appointed interim leader on August 25, 2013. [5 ] [6 ]
Current standings [ edit ]
Opinion polls [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b Constitution Act, s. 23.
^ "B.C.’s Premier Christy Clark wins byelection, returns to legislature". , July 10, 2013. Toronto Star
^ "Adrian Dix to stay on as B.C. NDP leader despite election loss". CBC News. May 22, 2013 . Retrieved May 22, 2013.
^ "Jane Sterk will stay on as leader of B.C. Greens after historic election breakthrough". Vancouver Sun. May 16, 2013 . Retrieved May 22, 2013.
^ "Jane Sterk resigns as Green Party leader". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 13 August 2013 . Retrieved 20 August 2013.
^ "Adam Olsen appointed interim leader of B.C. Green Party". CBC News. August 25, 2013 . Retrieved August 26, 2013.
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