Long-time Kamloops Liberal says he won't run in 2013 B.C. election | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source
Subscribe

Would you like to subscribe to our newsletter?

Current Conditions Mostly Cloudy  -4.7°C

Long-time Kamloops Liberal says he won't run in 2013 B.C. election

VICTORIA - Known for his booming voice and often politically incorrect blasts, long-time Kamloops Liberal Kevin Krueger says he won't be running in the next British Columbia election.

Krueger, first elected in 1996, made the announcement today in Kamloops during one of his regular coffee gatherings with local constituents and media.

Premier Christy Clark issued a statement thanking Krueger for his service to the province and his granite-like integrity.

Krueger's blunt and often unsolicited comments had him in trouble with constituents, the Opposition New Democrats and at times with his own caucus, but he rarely stood down, preferring more to amplify his views than offer apologies.

He often displayed a slavish devotion to former premier Gordon Campbell, yelling, "'We love you Gord,'" when the premier announced he was dropping the tolls on the Coquihalla Highway.

In recent months, Krueger appeared to nominate himself as Opposition Leader Adrian Dix's worst enemy, attacking Dix for forgetting to pay for a transit pass and questioning his integrity.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
The Canadian Press

  • Popular penticton News
  • 'I’m blown away:' Kamloops Ebus driver reacts to viral TikTok video
    A Kamloops Ebus driver says he doesn’t know how to feel after thousands of people watched a TikTok and left positive messages for him on what he considered to be just another day at work.
  • Large blaze engulfs Lake Country house
    A large blaze that could be seen across Lake Country erupted from a house last night. Witnesses started reporting smoke and flames on social media at roughly 10 p.m. last night, Dec. 3 at a
  • Naughty Penticton Santa living large after mall firing
    A South Okanagan Santa doesn’t like the term “naughty” to describe a series of photos that got him fired from a mall years ago. He prefers the term “eye catching.&rdq
  • Person bear sprayed at Sahali store in Kamloops
    A person was blasted with bear spray by an alleged thief at a Sahali store last weekend. Police responded to the location on the 1200-block of Summit Drive where a woman released a can of be
  • The Stock Pot Café: a hidden Kamloops gem
    A warm, family-oriented restaurant can be found tucked away in a Kamloops industrial park. Despite its location far away from the main restaurant hubs, The Stock Pot Café draws custom
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile