The newly elected leader of the Green B.C party said a power-sharing agreement with the New Democrats provides the stability needed during the COVID 19 pandemic. Horgan and Weaver are optimistic that Guichon will consider their approval to be strong enough to allow the PND to form a government without an election. B.c.. Prime Minister John Horgan`s recent statements about an agreement with the former B.C. Green leader Andrew Weaver, who left the party to sit as an independent, is fueling further speculation that he will declare an autumn election in the coming weeks. Green Caucus B.C has promised to vote with the NDP`s minority government on confidence motions, including budgets and speeches from the throne, based on the principle of “good faith and no surprises” to maintain the agreement, according to the party`s website. “Over the past few days, we have done everything in our power to reach a government agreement, while remaining committed to our core beliefs. It is essential that Colombians see the concrete details of the agreement announced today by the leaders of the BC NDP and the Green Party, which could have significant consequences for the future of our province,” she wrote. Horgan was asked on Wednesday about the agreement with the Caucus of Greens B.C and how the situation has changed. The Greens and the NDP said the agreement was a “confidence and supply agreement,” a guarantee of support for households or confidence-building demands. However, further details of what was agreed by the NDP in exchange for the Greens` support will not be published until the NDP approves the agreement on Tuesday. In a May press release on the third anniversary of the Pact, Horgan`s office stated that “while the agreement did not foresee a pandemic, British Columbia at a critically sound moment provided a strong and stable government and placed the province to meet the challenges ahead.” Horgan sparked election speculation last week when he said the Greens, with whom he had reached an agreement three years ago to allow the NDP to form a minority government, had changed.
Faced with the increase in COVID-19 cases, she said the government should focus on the health and well-being of British Columbia and the green economic recovery. Furstenau was part of the three-person Green Caucus that signed the so-called confidence and supply agreement, which allowed the minority of New Democrats to form a government in 2017. The carbon tax will also be re-evaluated to address the major climate problem of volatile emissions, greenhouse gases that flow or are ventilated from the province`s massive gas and transportation projects. These emissions have been poorly measured and underestimated, so it is important for effective measures to combat climate change to make them more completely under a CO2 tax regime.