Parties React to Clark’s Resignation
Prince George, B.C. – Premier John Horgan has reacted to the news Christy Clark is stepping down as Liberal Leader, and vacating her post as MLA for Westside-Kelowna.
In a brief message on twitter, Premier Horgan states:
“I want to thank
@christyclarkbc for her many years of service on behalf of British Columbians. I wish her and her family the very best. While we represented 2 different parties, we are united in our belief that our job is to work every day to build a better province.”
Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver has also issued a statement:
“I want to thank Christy Clark for her years of service to British Columbians, both as an MLA and as Leader of the BC Liberals,” said Weaver. “She has been a fierce advocate for British Columbia, here at home and around the world.
“A highlight of my time in the Legislature was working directly with Christy Clark to implement for BC’s post-secondary institutions. Her leadership and willingness to work across party lines on this vital issue has made universities and colleges across this province safer for our students – and for this I am grateful.
“This experience illustrated what we can achieve when members of this house work together. I wish Christy Clark well in her future pursuits and look forward to developing a productive relationship with the next Leader of the BC Liberal Party.”
Clark made the announcement this morning at a Liberal caucus meeting. Her resignation takes effect one week from today.
With Clark stepping down, the coalition of the NDP and Green Part now has a solid majority in the Legislature. The NDP government does not have to call a by-election in Clark’s riding for six months.