Christy Clark thanks B.C. Liberal party members after announcing looming resignation

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      Former premier Christy Clark wrote the following note to B.C. Liberal party members after announcing that she'll step down as leader on August 4:

      This morning I decided to resign as leader of the BC Liberal Party.

      I love our party and our province with all my heart – and it's been the honour of a lifetime to serve as leader and premier.

      Together, we have achieved so much – winning a comeback election victory that almost nobody thought possible, positioning British Columbia firmly as Canada's leading economy, and laying a strong foundation for future generations to achieve their dreams here.

      I'm excited to see the renewed engagement that will strengthen and energize our party as we choose the next leader.

      I am certain that British Columbia's best days, and our party's, are still ahead of us. Because British Columbians can, through hard work, achieve anything they set their minds to – and the BC Liberal Party is the embodiment of that ambitious and generous spirit.

      Words can't fully express my gratitude for your support these past six years and more. You make our party strong, and our party will need you in the months and years ahead.


      Christy Clark