Finance Minister Gary Collins is resigning his cabinet and legislative seats to become chief executive officer of Harmony Airways, which is operated by HMY Airlines Inc. A news conference at the premier's office in Vancouver is expected at 4:00. But, in the meantime, the scribes in the press gallery are busy writing Minister Collins's political obituary and operatives in both parties are speculating on the reason why he resigned and who will replace him. Early bets seem to include Labour Minister Graham Bruce, Solicitor General Rich Coleman and Health Minister Colin Hansen. We're putting our money on Minister Bruce.
December 14, 2004