Last week, Jay Hill criticized his former federal Conservative caucus colleague John Cummins for making a bid to become leader of the provincial Conservatives. "This is very foolish to launch or breathe new life into another conservative party rather than working with (Premier) Christy Clark as the bona fide new leader of the coalition, the Liberal Party," the ex-government whip told The Globe and Mail's Ian Bailey. But that criticism shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who was at the swearing-in ceremony for Ms. Clark and her cabinet. After all, Mr. Hill - who represented the riding of Prince George-Peace River and now lives in Calgary - was among the attendees. Indeed, when reporters there asked if he thought the new premier could hold the Liberal coalition together, Mr. Hill said, "I certainly hope so."
April 4, 2011