Tuesday, May 21, 2024

John Horgan officially hands in his resignation as premier of BC


John Horgan has officially resigned from his duties as premier of BC.

Horgan met with the Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia on Wednesday afternoon and handed in his resignation to her. 

In a statement, Lieutenant Governor Austin said she accepted his resignation and his recommendation for David Eby to become the next premier of British Columbia. 

Horgan’s resignation will not take effect until Eby is officially sworn into office.

The Lieutenant Governor also met with premier-designate Eby on Wednesday afternoon.

Lieutenant Governor Austin says she looks forward to administering his oath of office in the near future.

“The Lieutenant Governor extends her sincere gratitude to Premier Horgan for his many years of service to the Province, and his leadership throughout the global pandemic and the many challenges that British Columbia has confronted in recent years,” said a media release from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.

“The Lieutenant Governor also thanks him for his continued service as a member of the legislative assembly, and wishes him health and happiness in the years to come.”

Premier-designate Eby is set to be sworn in before the end of November. 

Curtis Blandy

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