The B.C. legislature will sit Thursday for the first time since the May 9 B.C. election.

Premier Christy Clark, who leads a minority government that is expected to be ousted in confidence vote by the NDP/Green Alliance, has recalled the legislature for a throne speech that will feature a number of social reforms, including hikes to welfare and disability rates.

Clark’s Liberals won the most seats in the May 9 election, but not a majority. It has 43 seats compared to a combined 44 for the NDP and Greens.

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With such a razor-thin margin, no party is eager to give up a member to serve as Speaker.

Liberal Finance minister and government house leader Mike de Jong suggested the instability of the NDP-Green alliance, a pact he is said was “not workable,” could lead to a snap election.

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Source:: Vancouver Sun – Politics

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