Port Coquitlam-Burke Mountain Liberal MLA Karn Manhas will announce today (likely this afternoon) that he won't be running in the next election, Public Eye has learned. Mr. Manhas, who is a federal Liberal and was one of former cabinet minister Christy Clark's allies, has no family and no health problems Public Eye is aware of. Ms. Clark also recently said she wouldn't be running in the next election. Mr. Manhas's departure from politics will likely increase speculation there is a growing rift between the Grits and the federal Conservatives/former Socreds in the provincial Liberal caucus.
October 8, 2004