IT FEELS as though B.C. is entering brand new political territory, but this won’t be the first time the province has been governed by a minority government. And if we end up with a coalition, that won’t be new, either.
In fact, B.C. was led by a Liberal-Conservative coalition for more than a decade. That coalition was followed immediately by a short-lived minority government. The province even once had an alternative voting system that turned out to be a dismal failure.
I researched and wrote about it in my 1991 book “Friend O’ Mine,” the life story of former B.C. Highways Minister Phil Gaglardi.
It all happened this way.