Surprise! Premier Campbell's not so slow fade into history

“After considerable soul searching and discussion with my family I have decided to ask the BC Liberal Party executive to hold a leadership convention at the earliest possible date to select a new leader for our party."-- Premier Gordon Campbell’s opening words announcing his decision to resign from the Premier’s office and call for a Liberal leadership convention.

While British Columbians await further details, Wednesday’s surprise announcement that Gordon Campbell is stepping down as leader of the Liberals and Premier of British Columbia, means that change is coming once again to the British Columbia political landscape.

The Premier made his short announcement (read the full text here) at a hastily arranged press conference in Vancouver at 11 :30 this morning, by 11:35 British Columbians were wondering where things go from here as the thrice elected and 34th Premier of the province outlined that he was asking the Liberals to conduct a leadership convention to replace him.

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