B.C. Green Leader Andrew Weaver says his caucus wants a stable minority government

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      The leader of the B.C. Greens says he hopes to reach an agreement with one or both of the other parties in the legislature by Wednesday (May 31).

      Speaking to reporters in Victoria, Andrew Weaver said his caucus is committed to ensuring there's a stable minority government.

      "I don't think British Columbians want anybody to go back to the polls anytime soon," Weaver said. "Again, we have said to both parties that we're willing to negotiate in the long term. There's nothing magical about two years. There's nothing magical about three. And frankly, there's nothing stopping us actually looking for four years."

      Weaver said that his caucus recognizes that "compromise is critical", and that conversations with the B.C. NDP and B.C. Liberals are "ongoing".

      "We have always stated that we believe proportional representation is an important development for British Columbia," he stated.

      The B.C. Green leader pointed out that some of his party's preferred policy measures will take time to implement.

      "We recognize that British Columbians want stability," Weaver said. "They want this government to work. We're committed to bring stability to this province."

      Earlier this afternoon, B.C. Liberal Leader Christy Clark said her party has "a responsibility" to form a government after winning the most seats in the legislature.

      NDP Leader John Horgan, on the other hand, said he thinks that his party can create a framework with the B.C. Greens that would gain the support of a majority of MLAs.

      The B.C. Liberals have 43 seats compared to 41 for the NDP and three for the B.C. Greens.

      Weaver left no indication which party will receive the B.C. Greens' blessing to form a government.

      "We believe that British Columbians are watching us—as we demonstrate through a minority situation—to determine whether or not such situations can work," Weaver said. "We're determined to make that work and we're determined to make that work for the long term. We haven't negotiated the specific times but we're determined to ensure that the policy measures that we're discussing are implemented."