Bennett kicked out of Liberal cabinet
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.
Original story from the CBC.
Bennett is expected to speak to reporters later today.