2017 - The First Minority Government Since 1952
The B.C. provincial general election in 2017 resulted in no party electing enough Members to form a majority government. The B.C. Liberal Party had 43 of the 87 seats in the Legislative Assembly, making them the largest party, followed by the B.C. New Democratic Party (NDP) with 41 seats, and the B.C. Green Party with three seats.
As the incumbent government, the B.C. Liberal Party attempted to retain the confidence of the Legislative Assembly. At the same time, the B.C. NDP indicated they were prepared to form a government with the support of the B.C. Green Party. When the new Parliament met in June following the election, the B.C. Liberal government was defeated on a vote of confidence.
Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon accepted
Premier Christy Clark's resignation and that of her government, and invited the leader of the B.C. NDP, John Horgan, to form a minority government. The new B.C. NDP government was able to maintain the confidence of the Legislative Assembly with the support of the B.C. Green Party.