If North Vancouver-Seymour legislator Dan Jarvis doesn't seek re-election, there's already talk former Retail Council of Canada vice-president and Coalition of British Columbia Businesses chair Kevin Evans could replace him. But is Mr. Jarvis thinking about putting himself out to pasture? In an earlier interview with the North Shore News's Bill Bell, the backbencher reportedly wouldn't give a firm answer. But, speaking with Public Eye, Mr. Jarvis said he'll be making a decision "during or after" the upcoming spring legislative session. That being said, Mr. Jarvis acknowledged "everyone would like my seat" - one of the safest Liberal constituencies in the province - "and there are several individuals who have indicated to me they want to run (in the riding). But they said as long as you're there we won't run against you. Which is good on their part." But he didn't rule out the possibility of someone challenging him for the nomination, should he seek another term.
January 8, 2008