A geeky, Obsessive Pop-Culture Disorder-like thought about British Columbia’s 41st Legislature just occurred to me.
Whomever the assembly elects as its Speaker, and whether the Clark ministry survives or a Horgan ministry takes its place, the razor-thin margin between the Liberals and the NDP-Green grouping means that this 41st Legislature will not be long for this world. It will teeter on the precipice for its entire existence — especially if a New Democratic or Green MLA becomes Speaker. Whichever party forms government will face a high probability of losing the confidence of the assembly on all supply bills. Only one or two MLAs would have to be absent.
One might say, “either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives.“