Carole Taylor's appearance next week with Bill Clinton will only increase speculation the former finance minister is looking to succeed Premier Gordon Campbell as the leader of the provincial Liberals. Last month, The Vancouver of Board of Trade's Rix Centre for Corporate Citizenship and Engaged Leadership announced it's bringing the ex-American president to British Columbia on May 20 to deliver a deliver a keynote address entitled Embracing Our Common Humanity. That speech will be followed by a conversation with Ms. Taylor, who recently made headlines for criticizing the government's handling of the harmonized sales tax on CTV. At the time, The Vancouver Sun's Vaughn Palmer stated that criticism "highlighted the contrast between herself and most of the other leading contenders for the leadership of the B.C. Liberals" who have endorsed the tax, potentially improving her "already favourable standing with the public." So what better way to improve that standing even further by standing shoulder to shoulder with the man who was once the leader of the free world?
May 11, 2010