Premier John Horgan formed a BC NDP government five years ago and annouce ld Tuesday June 28, 2022 he’s calling it quits.
John Horgan said he will stay in as BC NDP leader until a new leader is voted on. He has asked the NDP executive to begin the process of a leadership race for the fall.
“I have come to the conclusion I could not give six more years. This has been the thrill of my life to be the Premier of British Columbia,” Horgan said.
John Horgan faced a flurry of criticism over his Royal BC Museum rebuild project, BC Liberal Party leader Kevin Falcon called it John Horgans “vanity” museum project in his own backyard.
Reporters asked John Horgan if the museum controversy played a role in his decision to step down as BC NDP Leader. John Horgan insisted the museum did not play a role in his decision to step down. Horgan defended the museum rebuild plan and acknowledged he made a wrong call but doesn’t want the museum to become a political football.
A majority of British Columbians opposed the Royal BC Museum rebuild project according to a Angus Reid poll BC Rise reported on earlier this month.
“This has been the thrill of my life to be the premier of British Columbia” Horgan said. “My spouse and I just felt that it was time that I pass things on to another generation”
“There has been endless speculation, as a result of my recent battle with cancer, about what my plans would be. I want to put the speculation to rest so we can get back to what really matters.”
John Horgan has been faced with a plummeting popularity rating since the beginning of the pandemic and it has continued on a downward trend according to a “Premiers’ Performance” poll we reported on June 16, 2022
John Horgans recommended solutions for high gas prices has proven to be disconnected from British Columbians by saying shut up and take the bus followed by another suggestion of “think before you hop in the car” which were not helpful for British Columbians.