Sunday, 20 March 2011

Stockwell Day, Chuck Strahl retiring

Not a scandal, just some surprising news:

Resignations leave Tories scrambling ahead of election
An announcement Saturday that two prominent B.C. cabinet ministers and an MP are set to quit politics significantly diminishes Stephen Harper’s bench strength in the province heading into a likely spring election.

Treasury Board president Stockwell Day (Okanagan-Coquihalla), Transport Minister Chuck Strahl (Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon) and MP John Cummins (Delta-Richmond East), all veteran MPs with strong national profiles, said they won’t be running again.

The news, which came as a surprise, was doubtless coordinated by the prime minister’s office and scheduled for a weekend to lessen its impact.
The Edmonton Journal looks back at Day's career.

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