Monday, October 16, 2017

BC Liberal leadership race down to seven as Bernier bows out

Now former Liberal leadership candidate Mike Bernier was in Prince Rupert
last week to discuss issues with local residents. He announced his decision
to leave the leadership race on Saturday

(photo from Mike Bernier twitter feed)

Just a few short days after his whistle stop tour of the Northwest, including a visit to Prince Rupert,  Mike Bernier has brought his campaign to become the next leader of the BC Liberals to an end end.

The former Liberal cabinet minister announced his decision on Saturday, posting his message to supporters through his website and social media platforms.

In announcing his decision, Bernier, the MLA for Peace River South shifted his support towards the campaign of Michael de Jong, where he will now serve as de Jong's campaign co-chair.

The departure of Mr. Bernier leaves seven candidates still in the running for Christy Clark's old job.

You can find more background on the Liberal leadership campaign from our Leadership tracker feature on our Darcy McGee portal.

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