Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Kevin Falcon Resigns Will Not Seek Re-election

More Time With Family
Return To Private Sector

Kevin Falcom announced today he is resigning as Deputy Premier and Finance Minister effective immediately. He also announced he will not be seeking re-election in the next provincial election.

Premier Clark says that Shirley Bond,, Attorney General and Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, has been asked to serve as Acting Finance Minister in the interim.

Minister Bond already serves as Deputy Chair of Treasury Board and alternate Finance Minister.

Falcon also announced that he and his wife are expecting a new addition to their family who should be arriving in Feb. of next year which is a reason he felt someone else should be preparing the next budget. He also stated that he feels the person preparing the budget should also be the person prepared to defend it during the next election.

Premier Clark thanked Falcon for his 12 years of service and wished him well in his future pursuits.


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