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UPDATE: BC Greens leader says he thinks there’s a way forward on LNG after Tuesday night phone call with Premier Horgan

B.C. Green party leader Andrew Weaver and B.C. NDP leader John Horgan speak to media after announcing they'll be working together to help form a minority government during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, May 29, 2017.
B.C. Green party leader Andrew Weaver and B.C. NDP leader John Horgan speak to media after announcing they'll be working together to help form a minority government during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, May 29, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C.’s premier was to have taken a break from his meeting in China to make a call back home Tuesday night to speak with B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver, and it’s much ado about LNG.

The premier’s office says the two leaders have regular meetings as part of the confidence and supply agreement.

However, instead of waiting for Horgan to return from the trade mission, they decided it’s important for the two to talk as soon as possible.

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Weaver has been threatening on Twitter lately to bring down the government if John Horgan continues to pursue LNG – as he’s said he will.

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The Green Party leader says reaching climate targets is not possible with LNG in the mix, while the premier’s office says it’s challenging but possible.

The premier’s office says Horgan won’t be commenting after the phone call.

Weaver has softened his tone on bringing down the government, but isn’t changing his stance on LNG.

“We have so many shared values that I am convinced this can work,” he said.

Andrew Weaver said he doesn’t think it will come to an election, and that after talking to John Horgan he thinks there is a way forward, but his options are open.

“We’re going to listen very carefully to the Throne Speech, I would be very surprised if the Throne speech started to take a page out of the 2013 throne speech.”

Weaver was referencing the Clark government backing away from climate commitments.

He said he turned to Twitter because he felt blindsided by the Premier’s LNG plans, and it was the most effective, efficient means of being heard.

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