VICTORIA — The final count in British Columbia's tight and inconclusive election will be known on Wednesday, but the possibility of a judicial recount means the actual outcome won't be known for weeks. The race between the Liberals and New Democrats in one key Vancouver Island riding swung back and forth on Tuesday. The latest ballot count in the hotly contested Courtenay-Comox riding showed a 101-vote lead for New Democrat Ronna-Rae Leonard over Liberal Jim Benninger.
From left, B.C. Liberal Leader Christy Clark, Green party Leader Andrew Weaver and NDP Leader John Horgan pose before the televised leaders debate on April 26, 2017. BC Broadcast Consortium / PNG VICTORIA — British Columbia’s final ballot count started Monday to determine which party forms the province’s next government almost two weeks after election day, barring judicial recounts.
Mary Ellen Smith appears unannounced at the chamber gates and recounts the historic moment in 1918 when she rose to speak in the legislature as British Columbia’s first elected female provincial politician. “My heart was beating so loudly in my ears I could hardly hear myself think,” says actor Madeleine Humeny, wearing a period costume featuring a long, dark dress and bonnet during a free guided tour of the iconic political building that dominates the landscape of Victoria’s Inner Harbour.