More resignations for B.C.'s Liberal government

Premier Christy Clark suggests cabinet 'renewal' to come

A day after British Columbia Finance Minister Kevin Falcon announced his resignation, Premier Christy Clark says there are more resignations to come.

She explained that next week will see a cabinet “renewal.”

Energy and Mines Minister Rich Coleman has said that he’s thinking about his future. Education Minister George Abbott said he’d be making an announcement on his future sometime soon. Children’s Minister Mary McNeil has stated that she’d like to spend more time with her grandchildren.

Falcon will be finishing his term as MLA for Surrey-Cloverdale and said he decided to leave the position since he and his wife are expecting their second child in February.

Update: In another round of retirements among the B.C. Liberals, Education Minister George Abbott, Children’s Minister Mary McNeil, and Chilliwack MLA Jon Les have all announced they won’t be running in May’s re-election.

Premier Christy Clark doesn’t believe that she’s losing members because her party is slipping in the polls. They are currently trailing behind the NDP.

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