Former Premier Bill Bennett Passes Away
Prince George, B.C. – Former British Columbia Premier Bill Bennett has died in his home town of Kelowna. He was 83 years old.
Bennett’s Social Credit Party steamrolled to victory over Dave Barrett’s New Democrats in 1975. And Bennett’s government was re-elected in 1979 and 1983. He retired from politics undefeated in 1986.
In 2014 Bennett’s family revealed publicly that he had been suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease for some time.