Former British Columbia Premier Christy Clark, having been ousted as the leader of Canada’s third largest province, has decided not to stick around and try to lead her party back into the majority. She’s announced her resignation as a BC Liberals leader and as of a Member of the B.C. Legislative Assembly, effective August 4th.
Here’s a roundup of coverage about her departure from Canadian mass media.
- CBC: Christy Clark, a polarizing premier, leaves the political arena with an uncertain legacy
- Vancouver Courier: Liberal leader Christy Clark is ‘done with public life’
- Cowichan Conversations: Christy Clark – Was She The Worst Premier Ever?
- The Tyee: What Drove Christy Clark to Live Her ‘Public Life’?
- CKNW via Global News: Christy Clark to walk-away with hefty pension: Canadian Taxpayers Federation
- Georgia Straight: Why B.C. Liberals might lean on Michael Lee to be their next leader after Christy Clark
- The Canadian Press: Former B.C. premier quits as Liberal leader and as member of legislature
- Victoria Times-Colonist: Clark stepping down as B.C. Liberal leader, MLA; Coleman interim leader
Clark’s successor as Premier is John Horgan of the New Democratic Party, the more progressive of British Columbia’s two major political parties.