Earlier, we reported former provincial Liberal legislator Susan Brice presently has no plans to run in Saanich South during the next election. So who will? Well, some are promoting Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP partner Clark Roberts as a possible candidate in that riding. Asked about such talk, Mr. Roberts told Public Eye, "I've been asked a number of times whether I'm interested. But no decision has made." So when does he expect to make a decision? "As I understand it, the party wants to have a nomination secured by September. So sometime between now and then I guess." That being said, Mr. Clark added, "I'm practicing law. I'm enjoying it. I have a young family. I'm enjoying them...So it's not an easy decision to make." Between 1992 and 1997, Mr. Roberts was general counsel for the Liberal caucus when they were in opposition. He also ran as the federal Grit candidate in Saanich-Gulf Islands during the 1997 election.
April 24, 2008