Minority Government Confirmed in B.C… Now What?

Yesterday afternoon, Elections BC completed the final count of all ballots cast in the provincial election. The results confirm British Columbia now has its first minority government in 65 years, with the BC Liberals maintaining a 43-41 edge over the NDP, and the BC Greens holding the balance of power. The critical question that remains is: Which party will the Green’s support to form government?

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B.C. Liberals Win “Too Close to Call” Election

Throughout the hard-fought campaign, pollsters and media characterized British Columbia’s provincial election as ‘too close to call’ – and it looks like they got it right. For the first time since 1952, British Columbia has a minority government. To get all the information, read our Public Affairs team’s latest election update.

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B.C. Election Weekly Update

There are only six days left in the B.C. election campaign and the leaders are making their final pitches to British Columbians on why they will each make the best Premier. Don’t be surprised if the final week becomes quite negative, as the parties try to exploit their opponents’ perceived weaknesses. Check out the latest weekly update by NATIONAL’s Public Affairs team in Vancouver, which provides our clients and friends with up-to-date information and insights they may not receive from media sources.

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2017 Ontario Budget Brief

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government tabled its fifth provincial budget today. NATIONAL’s Jane Taber, vice-president in the Toronto office, presents the budget’s key highlights in the latest NATIONAL Bulletin.

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On Your Marks, Get Set, Vote!

Voters head to the polls on May 9 to choose the next government of British Columbia. By all accounts, this year’s 28-day campaign is going to be a tight battle as the BC Liberals seek their fifth straight majority government. NATIONAL Public Relations’ Public Affairs team in Vancouver will be issuing weekly Public Affairs Updates to provide our clients and friends with up-to-date information and insights they may not receive from media sources.

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A Tale of Three Provinces, One Oil Price, and Budgeting Back to Balance

The Newfoundland and Labrador government now shoulders a responsibility of trying to find a way to turn its economic troubles around. Over the past year, we’ve seen major cuts to the public sector and leaner spending across the board. Many of these hard decisions have helped soften the blow of the budget many in the province were bracing for. While lean, it turns out this year’s budget is not all bad news. NATIONAL summarizes Newfoundland and Labrador’s budget released yesterday, and reflects on three provinces struggling to get back to balance.

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