Christy Clark

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Why does Canada now have no women premiers? Because it’s 2019

Anne Kingston: The Trudeau government could have paved the way to more women in office had it honoured its election promise to reform the electoral system
B.C. premier Rita Johnston

Women premiers get pushed out of leadership faster than men. What gives?

On average, women hold premierships for shorter periods and are more quickly pushed out by caucuses. A new study tries to figure out what’s really going on.
Christy Clark

The curious emptiness of Christy Clark’s legacy

She was a formidable force on the stump, and sailed into office on favourable economic winds. So why couldn’t Clark convert her advantage into enduring achievements?
Christy Clark

The dimmed political legacy of Christy Clark

The seventh longest-serving premier in B.C. history leaves politics—and, after some electoral drama, a divided province—behind
John Horgan

How ’the system’ failed B.C. voters

B.C. is now being ruled by a ramshackle regime beholden to a fringe party. This is not good democracy at work.
John Horgan

B.C. gets a new premier. The system worked.

After weeks of waiting and wondering, B.C. watches John Horgan lead the NDP to power. And our democracy remains intact.
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The B.C. legislature votes on the government’s future: Live video

Watch as B.C.’s NDP and Greens vote on whether to bring down the Liberal government after a 16-year reign
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The foul cynicism of Christy Clark’s speech from the throne

Why the doomed B.C. Liberals’ Throne Speech—gruesomely stitched together from the platforms of the party’s rivals—was insidious and dangerous
Peter Milliken

How the B.C. Speaker should manage a messy House

Advice from former Commons Speaker Peter Milliken, who knows a thing or two about handling hung parliaments
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Why British Columbia should hold another election—right away

With drama over the Speaker’s chair, it’s clear this B.C. legislature is doomed—so let’s get on with sorting it out at the ballot box