Former cabinet minister Paul Ramsey, who has been a Prince George resident for more than 30 years, is moving to warmer climes. In an interview, Mr. Ramsey, who is currently co-chairing the provincial New Democrat's platform committee, confirmed he and his wife purchased a 2,000 square foot house in Saanich about seven months ago. They'll be taking up permanent occupancy in April. When asked whether the purchase was in preparation for helping out a possible New Democrat government, Mr. Ramsey quipped, "It's in preparation for the rest of our lives. We both turn 60 this year. And so we thought it was time to live a life where we worked a little less...And if we're not working, it might be nice to be a bit closer to the kids."
January 11, 2005