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Vernon-Monashee MLA disappointed by Falcon's departure

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Kevin Falcon won't seek another term as Surrey-Cloverdale MLA in May, and he is immediately stepping down as finance minister and deputy premier.
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A high-profile member is stepping back from the Liberal government.

Kevin Falcon announced Wednesday he will not seek another term as Surrey-Cloverdale MLA in May, and he is immediately resigning as finance minister and deputy premier so he can focus on his family.

“Given his young family, I’m not surprised,” said Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA.

“I am disappointed because he’s been a great finance minster and transportation minister before that, and I’d like to see him stick around.”

Falcon has been an MLA for 12 years and sought the leadership of the Liberals last year.

He had praise for Premier Christy Clark.

“Over the last 18 months, I have witnessed firsthand how well she can connect with individual British Columbians in communities across the province,” he said in a statement.

“I also firmly believe that she is a great campaigner and communicator who will aggressively promote the free-enterprise cause.”

Other Liberals that won’t seek re-elected next year are Bill Barisoff. Harry Bloy, Murray Coell, Dave Hayer, Kash Heed and Kevin Krueger.

Look for more in Friday’s Morning Star.

 

 

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