British Columbia

Christy Clark's Liberals deliver throne speech at 2:15 p.m.

More than six weeks after the provincial election, B.C. MLAs are back in Victoria ready to begin a new legislative session.

Opposition has declared it will bring down government with no confidence vote

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark greets Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon prior to the delivery of the speech from the throne inside the legislature in Victoria, B.C. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

More than six weeks after the provincial election, B.C. MLAs are back in Victoria ready to begin a new legislative session. 

Premier Christy Clark's Liberal Party will present what is expected to be one of the more interesting throne speeches Thursday afternoon.

In an apparent last ditch attempt to hang on to power, Clark has announced she will present the legislature with a plan representing "all of the best ideas from all of the parties that we heard in this last election." 

If, as appears likely, that doesn't work, Clark has said her party would campaign on these pledges in the next election.

This morning, the B.C. Legislature elected a new Speaker — Kelowna-Mission Liberal MLA Steve Thomson. 

In the lead-up to today's throne speech, Clark has already promised major policy changes around social assistance, childcare spaces, and political donations.

The speech from the throne is scheduled to start at 2:15 PM PT.

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