Christy Clark at women’s luncheon in Vancouver June 21
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Thomson was the minister of forest, lands and natural resource operations.
Former forestry Minister Steve Thomson will serve as Speaker.
The Liberal government's 43-seat minority government is expected to be defeated soon in a confidence vote by the NDP and Green alliance.
The NDP and Greens have argued that convention dictates that a speaker, once elected, keep the job until the next election, while the Liberals have argued it's up to the government of the day to provide a speaker.
"Congrats to Steve Thomson on his election to Speaker of the B.C. legislature", tweeted Kelowna-Lake Country MLA, Norm Letnick. Because the Speaker only votes in the event of a tie, an NDP or Green Speaker would be called upon to cast the deciding vote on the imminent confidence vote attached to the Throne Speech.
"The premier has promised to test the confidence of the house through a throne speech or a motion of confidence", Routley said.
Clark didn't share many details today, stating more information would be explained in Thursday's throne speech, however, she did estimate this plan could mean 150,000 children could be eligible for a subsidy once their parents can find a child care space.
"Nobody in British Columbia wants an election", she said, "let's figure out how to make the results of this election work for British Columbians, let's listen to what they have to say".
Premier Christy Clark praised Thomson's calmness and said she was confident his background as a rugby player would help him in the role.
The B.C. Liberals have announced a number of promises that will be included in Thursday's throne speech, including $1 billion investment in childcare and early childcare development, as well as well as an increase in welfare rates and reforms to campaign financing.
Experts have suggested the Lieutenant-Governor is likely to ask Mr. Horgan to form government, especially since the New Democrats have a power-sharing agreement in place with the Greens, clearing the way for Mr. Horgan to become premier.
Earlier today, the USA military shot down its second unmanned areal vehicle over Syria in the past two weeks. Prior to that shoot down, USA aircraft struck pro-Syrian regime forces as they advanced on At Tanf.
The Senator went in for a hug from Ivanka and by looks, of this photo, Ivanka wasn't sure why and she was not down for it. President Trump has also advocated for making child care more affordable for working parents.
IBTimes UK earlier revealed that Ronaldo wants to leave Real and he has already informed the club of his decision. The 32-year-old was one of the most beloved players during his first spell at Old Trafford.
The national team coach has promised "at least" two changes for Thursday night's (Friday 1am AEST) clash with Cameroon . Broos detailed Confederations Cup transport issues affecting his players at a delayed news conference Wednesday.
The 32-year-old four-time World Footballer of the Year is alleged to have not paid the correct taxes from 2011 to 2014. The 70-year-old Perez, who ran unopposed, was reelected for a fifth four-year mandate at the Spanish powerhouse.
The metro area remains under a tropical storm warning , a flash flood watch and a tornado watch as of 8 a.m. The storm , located 170 miles south-southwest of Morgan City, LA, packs maximum sustained winds of 50 mph.
Most countries view the Israeli-built settlements on land captured in the 1967 Middle East war as illegal, which Israel disputes. Trump's senior aide and son-in-law Jared Kushner will arrive on Wednesday for meetings in Jerusalem and Ramallah.
Share with Us - We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article , and smart, constructive criticism. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is hoping to vote on the health care bill before the July 4th recess.
The action was a "flagrant aggression" that confirmed the US' "real stance in support of terrorism", Syria's military said. The UK, another key coalition ally, said it would continue to take part in air operations despite Russia's warning.
The president added that he would "100 percent" be willing to testify under oath to dispute Comey's account of their meeting. The president also said he never told Comey he hoped investigation of fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn go away.
President Donald Trump says that the latest federal court ruling against his proposed travel ban comes at a "dangerous time". The government has already asked the high court to review a similar ruling last month from the 4th U.S.
Cosby arrives at court before sex assault trial
At the defense table, Cosby leaned in to listen, whispered to his lawyer and, during some of Constand's testimony, shook his head. She testified that he grabbed her thigh during one instance at his home and attempted to unbutton her trousers in another.
Lions captain Warburton on bench, O'Mahony leads team
And Gatland has favoured Alun Wyn Jones, a trusted Wales lieutenant, ahead of young England powerhouse Maro Itoje at lock. "He was elusive, he caused the Chiefs a lot of damage, he played well and so he has been given an opportunity at 15".
Portugal goal against Mexico annulled after video review
Where can I watch Russian Federation vs Portugal? "Since I joined the national team I've felt very welcomed", Silva said. Forward Nani scored but a review by video assistants showed a Portugal player was offside in the build up to the goal.
Queen's Speech arrives at troubled time for Theresa May
But Downing Street confirmed that the invitation to Mr Trump stands and said it did not feature because a date is yet to be fixed. But the government will double the length of the session to let MPs debate Britain's approach to Brexit without interruption.
Ronaldo heads Portugal to 1-0 win over Russia at Confed Cup
The hosts will have vocal home support as their captain and goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev is set to make his 100th global appearance. The battle between Russian Federation and Portugal will be played at Spartak Stadium in Moscow , starting at 11:00 am ET.
Israel begins work on new settlement
Instead, construction during that period has expanded existing settlements or taken place in unauthorized outposts like Amona. The White House said on Sunday that Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, would arrive in Israel on Wednesday.
Wayne Gretzky to present Hart Trophy at NHL Awards
The season may have ended with Sidney Crosby holding up another Cup , but it was McDavid who got the nod in the awards category. Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets captured his second career Vezina Trophy, awarded to the league's best goaltender.
Trump's Policy impact on Cuba
The moves to be announced by Trump are only a partial reversal of Obama's policies , however. USA airlines and cruise ships will still be allowed to serve the island.
Apple Unveils the HomePod
Let us know by commenting down below! The device can sense its position in a room and optimize audio playback for any location. Also, it has also introduced a new music-based smart speaker called HomePod built to deliver topnotch audio experience.