Vernon-Monashee MLA stands behind premier

Eric Foster says he found memo about the ethnic vote "unacceptable"

Eric Foster

Eric Foster

Vernon-Monashee’s MLA stands with the premier.

Eric Foster insists Premier Christy Clark should not resign despite ongoing controversy over an internal memo that suggested government resources could be used to help the Liberals win the ethnic vote.

“She’s still in charge of the ship. She’s a solid leader,” said Foster.

Foster says Clark has apologized for the memo and one senior staff member has resigned over the matter.

“The document is unacceptable,” he said, adding that he had not seen the memo until it was leaked to the media.

Cabinet ministers met Sunday about the memo and it’s expected the issue will be raised during a scheduled caucus session today (Monday).

Look for more in Wednesday’s Morning Star.