We are expecting our zone provincial representative to arrive in Dawson Creek on January 11.
Blair Lekstrom, MLA for Peace River South, announced on September 4th that he won't be running in the next provincial election. Mr. Lekstrom was first elected as MLA in 2001. He served as Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Minister of Community Development and Ministry of Transportation.
Mr. Lekstrom voted in favour of Bill 22, the legislation that once again restricted BC teachers' right to strike and negotiating a collective agreement.
Mr. Lekstrom's announcement meant that Christy Clark has lost almost 30 percent of her caucus. A poll by Forum Research on August 30th indicated that the Liberal government has sank to 23 percent support.