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Lessons from BC’s minority government

British Columbia Premier John Horgan and Minister of Environment and Climate Change George Heyman speak to the media regarding the Federal Governments decision to go ahead with the Trans Mountain Pipeline during a news conference in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday June, 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

In today’s Big Story podcast, two weeks out from Canada’s federal election, we’re firmly in minority government territory—which means it’s time to visit British Columbia, home of the most functional minority government in recent memory. It’s been nearly two and a half years since BC’s last election, and if you’d offered voters the bet in May of 2017, most would have thought they’d have been back at the polls long before now.

So why has government worked in BC? What issues has the coalition tackled? What does the stark split between coastal and interior voters mean for the federal parties currently courting BC votes? And if the Oct. 21 vote comes down to the wire, what should Canadians watch for out of the last province to report results?

GUEST: Liza Yuzda, BC legislative reporter, News1130

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