THE ELECTION of B.C. Liberal MLA Darryl Plecas as Speaker of the Legislature Friday was interesting on so many fronts.
It certainly was a surprise to many after Plecas, said many times previously he didn’t think it would be appropriate and in fact would be disrespectful to his constituents if a Liberal was Speaker in an NDP government.
Green Party leader Andrew Weaver stated that Plecas was known for his ethics and high moral standards. Interim Liberal Leader Rich Coleman may have had doubts after he said Plecas told him several times he wouldn’t run as Speaker of the House.
Doug Collins is the Director of News, Information and Television Operations at CFJC-TV. Doug has been on the air in Kamloops since 1970. He was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada in 2008.