Christy Clark resigning as Liberal leader

Patrice Gainsbourg
Julho 29, 2017

"I am certain that British Columbia's best days lie ahead", she said in the statement. "Because British Columbians can, through hard work, determination, and perseverance, achieve anything they set their minds to", she said in a statement. Clark's party lost a confidence vote in the legislature at the end of June. NDP Leader John Horgan was sowrn in as B.C.'s premier last week.

Clark will also be stepping aside as MLA for Kelowna West, but it's not known when a byelection may be held. "It's in their interest to choose a leader very fast... not to drag this out because the NDP has, with the support of the Greens, the narrowest and most tenuous of governing majorities and that's with what I expect will require some unusual actions by a speaker", Harrison said. "She has been a fierce advocate for British Columbia, here at home and around the world", he said. "I wish she had hung on, but I understand why she thinks it's better for the party to have fresh leadership".

According to the Liberal Party constitution, a meeting of the party executive must be called within 28 days to set a date for and plan for a leadership vote. During that time, she brought in a number of changes, including tearing up key provisions in teachers' contracts regarding class size and composition.

2005: Months after stepping down as an MLA, Clark announces her bid to become mayor of Vancouver under the banner of the Non Partisan Association, but she loses the leadership nomination to Sam Sullivan. She lost the nomination to Sam Sullivan, who was later elected as mayor.

2007: Clark begins hosting a radio talk show on CKNW.

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Clark, who served as B.C. premier for six and a half years, has informed her caucus that she will resign as party leader on August 4. She launched a high-profile campaign as an outsider running against cabinet ministers George Abbott, Kevin Falcon and Mike de Jong.

"Rich and the B.C. Liberal caucus will get to work preparing for the recall of the legislature and will shortly provide details of critic appointments", the statement said.

With little experience outside of student politics at SFU, Clark becomes a key campaigner and organizer for the B.C. Liberals.

Foster admits he's disappointed by Clark's departure as leader. The incumbent MLA, government whip Ben Stewart, resigned in Clark's favour.

For more than two decades, Christy Clark has been a prominent part of British Columbia's politics - whether in government, opposition or out of office.

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