B.C. Liberal MLA Margaret MacDiarmid not surprised by Kevin Falcon's resignation

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      The Vancouver-Fairview MLA and minister who backed Kevin Falcon during the B.C. Liberal leadership race said she “wasn’t surprised” that he stepped down as finance minister and deputy premier today (August 29).

      “Kevin’s been making comments about needing to talk with his family, and that’s often code for, ‘I’m not running again,’” Margaret MacDiarmid told the Straight by phone from her Vancouver office. “And I know his baby, and he has a two-and-a-half-year-old—a beautiful little girl—and a lovely young wife. Now there’s another baby on the way, which I didn’t know, but I really wasn’t surprised. Sad, because he’s been such a great colleague, but after the amount of time that he’s put in the job, and his family circumstances, it’s very understandable that he’s stepping away.”

      MacDiarmid, currently B.C.’s minister of labour, citizens' services and open government, said it was “very responsible” of Falcon—who continues on as Surrey-Cloverdale MLA until the May 2013 election—to say, “‘If I’m not running again, I shouldn’t be the one to deliver the budget the next time around.’”

      MacDiarmid confirmed she will run in the next election.

      “Yes, my nomination, which I think will be an acclamation, is next Wednesday [September 5].”




      Aug 29, 2012 at 4:26pm

      Bunch of self-serving hypocrites.....and they all make me wanna puke!


      Aug 29, 2012 at 11:17pm

      What a load of shit...if he had beat Christy for the leadership there would be NO WAY he would be leaving. More lies.


      Aug 31, 2012 at 7:14am

      And we should care what Margaret thinks because....?