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Former Premier Christy Clark weighs in on federal election results

Last Updated Oct 22, 2019 at 11:09 pm PDT

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark arrives at Government House to meet with Lt-Gov. Judith Guichon after her Liberal minority government was defeated on a confidence vote in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Former premier Clark has been named to the board of directors for Calgary-based Shaw Communications Inc. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Former Premier Christy Clark took to Twitter to air her thoughts on the results of the federal election

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Former B.C. Premier Christy Clark has taken to social media to share her thoughts on the outcome of Monday’s federal election.

On Twitter, Clark first took aim at the Green Party and leader Elizabeth May, criticizing the party’s jump to three federal seats.

“Elizabeth May, ou ran on the issue of the century, and you came a distant 4th,” she wrote. “Your party is still way too fringy to be taken seriously. It’s time to come up with a platform that shows you can actually govern.”

Clark didn’t stop there, taking on federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh next, and criticizing his stance against pipelines.

“Working people (aka the people you need to win) care about getting pipelines and infrastructure built,” she wrote. “If you look too much like the Greens, you’re going nowhere.”

When it comes to Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, the former Premier had some pointed words, suggesting the Tories not move right on social issues.

“Moving right on social issues and ignoring climate change are bad strategies,” she wrote. “JTs Liberals have moved heavily left and abandoned the centre/centre-right. Take that space over. Cdns want sensible, moderate govt again.”

Clark’s fourth ‘Lesson from the election for party leaders’ was a message to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and comment on Trudeau’s lost majority government.

“Justin Trudeau, yes, your majority got chewed up by Bloc/NDP/Greens. But don’t take that as proof that you didn’t move far enough to the left. Go back to the centre – that’s where the majority of Cdn voters still are.”

Christy Clark served as Premier of B.C from 2011 to 2017 before being ousted by the NDP/Greens and current Premier John Horgan.