Former Vancouver Canucks and Grizzlies owner Arthur Griffiths is considering running for the provincial Liberals in the next election, Public Eye has exclusively learned. In an interview, Mr. Griffiths confirmed the news. But he wasn't prepared to elaborate on the reasons why he might make a bid for elected office. "I'm just going to reserve that for the right time," he said. "But I think I need to really just decide in due course what direction I'm going to take. But I'm certainly considering it. I've actually been approached many times over the years. But the timing might be right." Mr. Griffiths said he'll be making a decision about his political future "by the end of the month" at the latest. He declined to say which riding he's thinking about running in. Mr. Griffiths also served as chairman of the Vancouver/Whistler 2010 Bid Corp.
May 8, 2008