Citing health reasons, British Columbia Premier John Horgan announced his resignation on Tuesday afternoon after finding his successor after his party’s leadership race.
Last fall, the leader of the British Colombian NDP, now 62, had to take a step back in the management of his province, amid the crisis of the Kovid-floods and the Renaissance. 19.
The Prime Minister said he was now cured of his cancer, but the latter gave him a break. “I am proud to say I am cancer free. I have to admit that this is not going to happen in two years, even though I’m in full force, ”Mr Horgan told a news conference.
“I have come to the conclusion that I can not do it for another six years. This is the most exciting time of my life as the British Columbia Premier, “he added.
John Horgan became head of British Columbia in July 2017, an alliance between the NDP and the Green Party making it possible to overthrow the minority liberal government. He was re-elected in October 2020.
Over the past five years, he has pushed for measures to support the most backward British Columbians and to combat real estate inflation, which is particularly acute in Vancouver. He is also known for his fight against the Transmountain pipeline project, which led Kinder Morgan to sell its project to the federal government.
The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau pays tribute to his provincial counter.
“Premier Jన్rgen improved the lives of British Columbians. Whether he took ambitious weather action, provided more affordable childcare for BC families from this year onwards, or helped the public through the pandemic COVID-19, his strong leadership has changed the lives of people in the province,” he said in a statement. .
“He will be missed at the PM’s table. I wish him and his family all the best for the future, “said Trudeau.