Statement from Interim Opposition Leader Rich Coleman

VICTORIA (September 8, 2017) – BC Liberal Interim Opposition Leader Rich Coleman issued the following statement regarding MLA Darryl Plecas:

 “Every member of the Legislative Assembly has the right to run for the position of Speaker. And every member has an obligation to conduct themselves in a fashion that honours their position as an elected representative.

“On several occasions, Mr. Plecas has made clear to me and the BC Liberal Caucus that he would not seek the Office of Speaker. We took him at his word and believed that he would stand by his commitment.

“We are disappointed in his decision.”