3 BC Conservative MPs will not seek re-election

 

Wow, quite the announcements coming out of BC today with 2 cabinet ministers and a back-bencher all now saying that they will not be running in the next election.

Stockwell Day

Chuck Strahl

John Cummins

Anyone willing to bet on a spring election happening now and with the upcoming clearing out of BC Liberal ministers by Christy Clark, is this the start of a new BC political coalition? (see here)

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8 Responses to “3 BC Conservative MPs will not seek re-election”

  1. Splendor Sine Occasu Says:

    I can see John Cummins running for the leadership of the BC Conservatives.

    I think Chuck Strahl may be out for good. From what I have heard, his health hasn’t been great lately.

    I really don’t know about Stocwell Day. I was kinda surprised by this, but I can’t seem him jumping to provincial politics here.

    In the comments of a recent post, Alex Tsakumis has noted that the BC Conservatives, and some BC Liberals, have been trying to get him to run against Christy Clark in Vancouver-Point Grey. Scroll down about halfway to a comment with a lot of replies (March 7, 6:03 pm). He has some interesting things to say about the BC Conservatives.

    http://alexgtsakumis.com/2011/03/07/christy-clark-making-it-more-difficult-for-investigation-into-basi-virk-legal-fees-allan-seckel-leaves-b-c-government-before-he-wants-to-are-loukidelis-and-whitmarsh-next-is-this-all-part-of-a/

    • Splendor Sine Occasu Says:

      Forgot to add:

      If Cummins becomes leader, he’ll have to bone up his debating skills. He didn’t come off too well the last time he was on Christy Clark’s show.

    • BC Blue Says:

      There is no doubt Cummins will run for the BC Cons unless something un-for-told happens. I and others have discussed this within the party and John was in on many of these conversations.

      • Splendor Sine Occasu Says:

        It’s too bad the PM didn’t make Cummins the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. He is exceedingly knowledgeable about the problems with the Pacific salmon fishery.

  2. Janet in Nanaimo Says:

    BC Blue:

    Is the gentleman in the photo, Hamish Marshall?


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