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Bennett kicked out of Liberal cabinet

Posted on 17. Nov, 2010 by in Provincial Politics |  

Photo source: www.billbennettmla.bc.ca

Bill Bennett, MLA for Kootenay East, has been kicked out of the B.C. Liberal cabinet because he wasn’t a team player.

The eviction happened at a Liberal cabinet meeting, said Colin Hansen, B.C. Minister of Finance.

“The cabinet has to operate as a team. It was obvious that Bill Bennett was not prepared to work as a member of that team and so cabinet as a whole made a decision that they would ask him to leave cabinet and he agreed.”

Source: the CBC

Bennett will remain a member of the B.C. Liberal party though he’s been relegated to the backbench.

On the weekend, Bennett told media the he thought Premier Gordon Campbell should step down immediately.

Last week, the Kootenay East MLA had mused about moving to federal politics and late in October he made the news when he was critical of Cambell’s changes to the cabinet structure.

Original story from the CBC.

Bennett is expected to speak to reporters later today.

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2 Responses to “Bennett kicked out of Liberal cabinet”

  1. julia 18 November 2010 at 8:46 am #

    I’m keen to hear what Bennett has to say. I’m not a liberal and less a fan of Campbell’s policies. I respect Bill for stepping up and speaking his mind even though it doesn’t necessarily tow party lines. And Cambell should have stepped down right away.

  2. Jim Ross 18 November 2010 at 4:26 pm #

    I got an email from the NDP deriding Campbell for canning Bennett. It was too funny considering that Carol James canned the last person who spoke out against her leadership. The pot calling the kettle black.

    I don’t trust either party to represent us unless there is a radical shake-up and change in leadership and direction. It is a sad day when you show up to vote and can’t find anyone to vote for. We have some great candidates locally but it is tough to vote for them when there leadership and party behave like a bunch of buffoons.


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