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Offline msj

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Re: BC provincial election
« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2017, 03:15:35 pm »
Again, I do not see what the big deal is here.

There are many little "Robert's Rules of Order" type reasons why the GP has to try to make a go with the LP's.

With 43 LP and 3 GP you can still have a speaker from either party and still carry off a vote (44 votes is needed and they would have 45 to the NDP's 41). 

If you read Kevin Milligan on twitter then there are also rules around committee votes. 

For the NDP/GP to form government, presumably with an NDP speaker, then they are not a stable government since they have 43 votes to the LP's 43.

That is, the NDP/GP would not be able to get anything passed through.

I expect that Weaver knows this stuff (or has people that knows this stuff) whereas the rest of us don't unless we are fortunate enough to come across this mundane stuff on Twitter.

In the end it is practical things like this that will force either a GP/LP government or an election.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2017, 03:42:31 pm by msj »
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