Gordon Hogg return to cabinet during yesterday's shuffle means the provincial Liberals will be choosing a new caucus chair. And which private members will be running for that post, you may wonder? Well, the race hasn't gotten underway yet. And no one has announced their intention to step up to the starting line. It's too early for that. But Langley backbencher Mary Polak is being talked about and tossed around as a possible candidate. No word how she feels about running though. Other spitballs include Iain Black (Port Moody-Westwood), Ron Cantelon (Nanaimo-Parksville), John Rustad (Prince George-Omineca), John Yap (Richmond-Steveston) and former caucus whip Kevin Krueger. The Liberals are scheduled to have their first caucus meeting since the summer break on September 12.
August 16, 2006