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Statement From Premier Christy Clark

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Prudent fiscal management key to reducing deficit
Families Wednesday, August 29, 2012 11:10 AM


VANCOUVER - Premier Christy Clark released the following statement on the decision by Kevin Falcon not to run again in next May's general election, and to resign from cabinet.

"This morning Kevin Falcon advised me that he would be stepping down as Finance Minister and Deputy Premier and that he will not seek re-election in the next provincial election in order to spend more time with his family.

“I have asked Shirley Bond, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, to serve as Acting Finance Minister in the interim. Minister Bond already serves as Deputy Chair of Treasury Board and alternate Finance Minister.

"Kevin Falcon has been the hardest working Finance Minister in the country and I want to thank him for keeping us on strong fiscal footing, with a triple A credit rating despite the worst global recession in generations. He has made a remarkable contribution to our province and his public service is beyond distinction.

"I know how hard it can be to balance the needs and aspirations of family life while wanting to serve publicly. I wish Kevin and his growing family continued success and happiness and thank him for his incredible tenure."

Contact:

Mike Morton
Press Secretary
Office of the Premier
250 588-8380


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