He was one of Premier Gordon Campbell's most loyal cabinet ministers. He then went on to co-chair the BC Liberal Party's 2009 election campaign, before registering as a lobbyist for a Fortis Inc. subsidiary. That registration has long since been terminated, with his work for Fortis Pacific Holdings Inc. having ended on September 7, 2010. Nevertheless, we find it noteworthy retired MLA Rick Thorpe paid a visit to the legislature today to listen to the Clark administration's first speech from the throne.
October 3, 2011