VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) – The BC Green Party leader says the budget was a major hurdle for the alliance between his party and the NDP.
This is stark contrast to the beginning of summer when many were wondering if this government would even last to the fall.
“Yeah, not going to happen,” says Green Leader Andrew Weaver after he was asked if he believes there will be a snap election anytime soon.
“This is the first big test of the confidence and supply agreement. It was a test that was easily met. We are going to be delighted to support this budget.”
He says his party will be supporting the budget, partly because the Greens helped craft it.
“Our goal is to make this government work because we believe that the role of the opposition is not just to hurl abuse. If you don’t like something, offer solutions and alternatives to what you don’t like. What I find quite refreshing here is that the BC NDP are listening.”
He says there will be disagreements between the parties going forward, but he hopes the relationship will continue to work.