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Good News! Blair has power again!

Blog by Kevin Kurjata | March 2nd, 2011

Blair's back in the Liberal Party. This is awesome news. Lekstrom left the party last year in the midst of the HST craziness because... Well, this is how he explains it: "I always said that I didn't leave because I was opposed to the HST. I left because of the unwillingness to engage the public in a frank and open discussion on that." 

Though I admired him for his dedication to his constituents (tough to find a more tax-hating group than ourselves, up here in Peace River South), I was worried about him leaving his Cabinet post as Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum. I was concerned that our riding was once again going to be relegated to a cash-producing powerhouse region with no voice.

Well, our voice is back in there. I'm excited about the re-worked Liberal party. I just hope he gets his Cabinet assignment back soon.  

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Maverick+Blair+Lekstrom+returns+Liberal+caucus/4374111/story.html#ixzz1FUhe6QIV