PETERS – Todd Stone’s path to Liberal leadership might have a few bumps

MLA Todd Stone. (Image: BC Govt)

TODD STONE will reveal the worst-kept secret in BC politics next Tuesday. He’s banking that everyone remembers the last person to cannonball into the swimming pool, not the first one.

It will be interesting to see whether the Liberals’ disappointing performance in the spring election will help or hamper Stone’s chances in the party’s leadership race. The failure to gain a mandate certainly led to Christy Clark’s eventual resignation, and that opened the door for Stone to make a run for the leadership.

It may be a little sooner than he was hoping or predicting, but the door is open nonetheless and, at this point, it wouldn’t make sense for him to wait.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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1 Comment on PETERS – Todd Stone’s path to Liberal leadership might have a few bumps

  1. None of the names up for leader impress. Stone was just a yes man for Clark, Sullivan was a total failure as mayor of Vancouver, Watts is just another Clark, she just hides it better. Watts loves to spend money, much like Clark. Watts is also just not that popular with voters, which lead her to run for the Conservatives, instead of another term as mayor of Surrey. Either way, I just cannot see the Liberals coming back from the abyss any time soon.

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