Another veteran Liberal bows out
Sep 21, 2012 / 10:01 am
Another veteran Liberal is quitting B.C. politics.
Vancouver-Quilchena MLA Colin Hansen says he has mixed feelings, but has decided not to seek re-election when the province goes to the polls next May.
Hansen's departure comes just weeks after a spate of senior MLAs, including Kevin Falcon, George Abbott and Blair Lekstrom, announced they would not run again.
Hansen left cabinet about 18 months ago after serving 10 years on the front benches in portfolios ranging from health to finance and the minister responsible for the 2010 Olympics.
The 60-year-old was first elected to the legislature in 1996 and has represented his west-side Vancouver riding ever since.
Hansen says he is proud to have been a part of the BC Liberal team, and intends to do all he can to ensure Christy Clark returns as premier after next spring's general election.
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