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B.C. Liberals name Shirley Bond interim leader

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 23 Nov, 2020
  • B.C. Liberals name Shirley Bond interim leader

Longtime legislature member Shirley Bond will serve as the B.C. Liberal party's interim leader after Andrew Wilkinson's resignation on Saturday.

Bond has been a member of the legislature since 2001, representing Prince George-Valemount, and served in cabinet, including as justice minister and deputy premier in the province's previous Liberal government.

Bond says in a statement that she is looking forward to holding the NDP government accountable over the coming months.

BC Premier John Horgan congratulated Bond on his new post within the party in a Twitter post. 

The NDP won 57 seats in last month's provincial election to form a majority government.

The Liberals won 28 seats and the Greens two.

Wilkinson had previously said he would step down after a replacement was selected, but announced Saturday that it was time for him to leave the role after close to three years.

 

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