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After the B.C. election here's what Canadians are asking Google

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In the same area in the 2013 provincial election, the Greens, NDP and Liberals came within 379 votes of each other.

Until those results are known, however, Premier-elect Christy Clark faces a minority situation with the Green party holding the balance of power.

Several ridings were decided by fewer than 300 votes, including Courtenay-Comox, where the NDP won by a mere nine votes.

When the campaign kicked off April 11, the Liberals held 47 of the Legislature's 85 seats, the NDP had 35, the Greens one and there was one independent.

Opposition leader John Horgan, appearing moments later at his election party down the block in Vancouver, declared: "A majority of British Columbians voted for a new government and I believe that is what they deserve".

Horgan did an wonderful job despite being discounted by many commentators - bringing the NDP tantalizingly close to a majority government and still on the brink of possibly becoming premier.

Christy Clark's Liberals win minority government in B.C.

"This campaign has always been not about me, but about us, on the Us Bus", Horgan said.

"All three leaders gave victory speeches last night", UBC political science professor Gerald Baier said with a laugh at a post-election forum Wednesday morning.

However, it marks a rebuke for the governing party, who have been reduced from the 47 seats they held going into the election.

But Weaver has promised Green MLAs won't be forced to toe the party line. British Columbians voted for action on climate change.

@GFJB1699 Advance votes are counted tonight. Both the NDP and Greens favoured changing the voting system to some form of proportional representation and vowed to ban corporate and union donations to political parties, issues the Liberals failed to fully appreciate. The New Democrats won a seat across the water in North Vancouver. Since then, Mr. Weaver, an internationally acclaimed climate scientist, and his party have had their eye on gains that were just beyond their grasp in 2013, a lot of them on Vancouver Island.

"British Columbians voted today to get big money out of politics". Greens won two former NDP ridings and helped a Liberal to win in a third by siphoning off NDP votes, she said.

Mr. Weaver said watching B.C. invest in old fossil-fuel technologies and miss opportunities to develop a sustainable and modern economy convinced him to pursue politics.

Hitting back at US plans to implement duties on Canadian softwood lumber, a key export for British Columbia, Clark said the Liberals would add a carbon levy on thermal coal exports from the province that would make them uneconomic.

"In the days ahead there will be plenty of discussions taking place between all parties".

The loss of its majority is a big blow for the Liberals, which had campaigned on a track record and promises of strong economic growth and job creation.

Horgan says he has now spoken with both Clark and Weaver.

On other issues, he added, "We are willing to negotiate".

Clark asked Trudeau to ban thermal coal exports through her province in retaliation for U.S. duties on softwood lumber.

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