After Gordon Campbell’s announcement that he is resigning as British Columbia’s premier, at least one of his Liberal colleagues has expressed shock.
Pat Pimm only learned of the Premier’s decision at the time he made his public speech.
The MLA for Peace River North says Campbell has worked hard for the province and despite the fact he thought there would be an announcement in the future, he didn’t expect it would come so suddenly.
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In the Premier’s speech last week, he had announced that income taxes were being cut by 15 per cent for wages up to $72,000. Pimm says last week’s address basically fell on deaf ears, and when that happens, one would have to reevaluate his or her future.
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Pimm says that despite the announcement he feels Campbell has been a significant leader in provincial politics, but says the party will continue on as usual even after a new leader is chosen.
Although he did not want to speculate on who might run for the Liberal leadership, he says his name won’t be included.