Christy Clark to stay on as B.C. premier

Clark addressed her supporters in Vancouver

BC Liberal leader Christy Clark says she will not resign, but will call the legislature back in June to test the confidence in her minority government.

“We have a duty to meet the house and test its confidence,” Clark told reporters in downtown Vancouver on Tuesday, adding that she believes it is “likely” the Liberals would fail.

The announcement comes a day after the BC NDP and the BC Green Party declared they intend to work together and form a minority government.

The two caucuses ratified the deal on Tuesday morning. “If there is going to be a transfer of power in this province, and it certainly seems like there will be, it shouldn’t be done behind closed doors,” Clark said.

“It should happen in public as constitutional convention tells us it should.”

She said she will not ask the lieutenant-governor to send voters back to the polls and will stay on as leader of the opposition if the Liberals are no longer the governing party.

Clark noted that negotiations with the Green party were unsuccessful.

Asked if her resignation was inevitable, Clark said she would follow constitutional convention and wait for the lieutenant-governor’s decision.

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