B.C. Premier John Horgan says he won’t seek re-election

BREAKING — 1:31 p.m. PT: B.C. Premier John Horgan will be stepping down from office before the next provincial election. The two-term NDP premier made the announcement in Vancouver on Tuesday.

More to come.


B.C. Premier John Horgan is set to speak to the media Tuesday afternoon, days after fuelling speculation about his political future during an interview last week.

Horgan will speak to reporters at 1:30 p.m. PT. CBC News will livestream the news conference.

On Friday, the two-term premier alluded to an upcoming announcement after he was asked point-blank whether he plans to stay in office for the remainder of his term.

“We have a cabinet retreat next week in Vancouver,” Horgan said, speaking during an interview with CBC’s On The Island.

“We’re plotting and planning and preparing for the next two years. And so I’ll have more to say about that as we come out of those meetings.”

The retreat began Monday and ran into Tuesday.

LISTEN | B.C. Premier John Horgan spoke Friday about his future in government

On The Island9:57Premier John Horgan on the RBCM, inflation, and his future in government

Gregor Craigie spoke with Premier John Horgan about the decision to not go ahead with a new RBCM building, the cost of inflation, and his future in politics.

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