Premier Christy Clark has issued the following statement on Comox Valley MLA Don McRae’s decision to not seek re-election.
“For seven years, Don McRae has served the people of Comox Valley with class, distinction, and a smile. He has played an invaluable role in the caucus room and at the Cabinet table.
In his roles as Minister of Education, Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation, and Minister Agriculture, Don faced very different challenges with the same focus, determination, and unflappable good humour.
I understand his decision, but I am very sorry to see him go. I want to thank him for all his hard work and commitment to growing a diverse economy on Vancouver Island and across British Columbia.
On behalf of all Don’s friends and colleagues in caucus, I wish Don and his family the very best.”