"There are people out there who feel that smear and slur are the ways to win elections", Weaver said after voting in his Victoria-area riding Tuesday.
Green Party leader Andrew Weaver, who now faces a hard choice in deciding whether to back the Liberals in a minority government, told reporters Wednesday that he is willing to negotiate with the other two parties.
The BC NDP under John Horgan took 41 seats and the Greens led by Andrew Weaver picked up three seats - more than ever before.
Despite now holding the balance of power, Weaver is holding his cards close to his chest.
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But the outcome will remain unclear while 176,000 absentee ballots are counted, which could flip close ridings including Courtenay-Comox, where the NDP won by nine votes.
Which is where Andrew Weaver comes in. "He may have the effect of delegitimating his own party and the NDP by putting them in power". But Furstenau still comfortably won the riding by 1,500 votes over her nearest challenger from the NDP. The NDP had only a 0.48 per cent increase in popular votes over 2013.
Speaking to hundreds at Vancouver's convention centre, Horgan said the campaign will go down in history as transforming the province.
NDP Leader John Horgan said Wednesday he wasn't ready to discuss making deals until the vote count is complete, but in the final days of the campaign he called on Green voters to support the NDP, citing the common goals they share.
Horgan's post-election speech on Tuesday night hit on some of those issues as a potential signal to the Greens.
At the outset of the campaign, Weaver made it his mission to expand his party's presence in the legislature, saying that if he was the only Green elected, he wouldn't run again.
Richard Johnston, a political scientist at the University of British Columbia, said he doesn't expect negotiations on the possible framework of a minority government to start until after the final results are known.
"So it is my intention to continue to lead British Columbia's government".
Solomon initially thought Grade 4 and 5 students might be too young for the vote, but she's since changed her mind.
As far as past conflict with Horgan, Weaver says they are both passionate people who are passionate about people.
"The whole finance reform, the Greens and the NDP are very close that Christy Clark can never offer that", Stevenson said.
The Liberals accused the NDP of failing to explain how they would pay for their campaign promises.
In Surrey-Panorama, NDP's Jinny Sims, former MP, who had a clear advantage over her Liberal rival Puneet Sandhar because of name recognition, but had many in the community opposing her over past rivalries, won.
"LNG project approvals would be easier for the province to unilaterally reverse", compared to federally approved pipelines, Hoberg said. "This change can now be realized", May said in a statement Wednesday morning.
Adam Olsen is shown election results by one of his supporters.
Even though a majority of British Columbians voted for parties that oppose the pipeline, McKenna said the federal government is sticking by its support for twinning the Trans Mountain pipeline.style="text-align: center;"