Steve Darling is second former Global B.C. broadcaster running for B.C. Liberals in 2017

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      A month ago, broadcaster Steve Darling was out of a job after being suddenly dismissed by Global TV.

      Today, Premier Christy Clark announced that the former morning-show TV host is the new B.C. Liberal candidate in Burnaby-Lougheed.

      The seat is held by New Democrat Jane Shin, who is not seeking reelection in 2017.

      Next May, the NDP candidate will be Katrina Chen, a Burnaby school trustee, who was knocking on doors today in the constituency.

      Darling is the second former Global B.C. employee to become a standard-bearer for Premier Christy Clark's governing party.

      Earlier this month, former news reporter Jas Johal became the B.C. Liberal candidate in the new constituency of Richmond-Queensborough.

      After leaving Global, Johal was hired to do communications work for the B.C. LNG Alliance.

      Jas Johal was nominated to run for the B.C. Liberals on November 2.
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      Clark herself is a former broadcaster, hosting a talk show on CKNW Radio prior to winning the leadership of the B.C. Liberals.

      After becoming premier, she appointed another former Global B.C. employee, anchor Pamela Martin (who was also a CTV employee), to be the party's director of engagement.

      This weekend, the B.C. Liberals also nominated Mathew Wilson, an employee of the federal Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, to run in Powell River-Sunshine Coast.

      Wilson is the son of the area's former MLA, Gordon Wilson, who led the B.C. Liberals into the 1991 election before forming the Progressive Democratic Alliance and later switching to the B.C. NDP.

      Gordon Wilson endorsed Clark and the B.C. Liberals before the 2011 election.