Christy Clark doles out unsolicited post-election advice to federal leaders

Oct 23 2019, 6:29 pm

With the federal election now over and the Liberals returning to power (albeit with a minority this time) under Justin Trudeau, one former politician is offering seemingly unsolicited post-election advice to each of the federal party leaders.

On Tuesday, former BC Liberal Party leader Christy Clark – who served as BC’s Premier from 2011 to 2017 – offered a series of tips via Twitter to Trudeau, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer, and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May.

She began each of tweets with “Lessons from the elxn for party leaders,” and then addressed all four leaders directly, in four separate posts.

Clark resigned as leader of the BC Liberals following the 2017 provincial election.

In that election, the BC Liberals won 43 seats, the BC NDP 41, and the BC Greens three.

In the aftermath, the BC Greens negotiated with both the BC Liberals and the BC NDP to see if they could work with a party to support a minority government.

Ultimately, the BC Greens agreed to support a BC NDP minority government with John Horgan.

Meanwhile, Clark came under pressure to step down, after the final BC Election count confirmed no party had won the election and after she failed to pass a Throne Speech through the legislature.

This paved the way for a leadership race within the Liberal party, which resulted in Andrew Wilkinson being chosen to fill Clark’s position.

Following her exit from politics, Clark joined Bennett Jones LLP as a Senior Advisor in the firm’s Vancouver office. She was appointed to the board of Shaw Communications, as well.

She also a semi-frequent guest on political talk shows in Canada.

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