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Former Premier John Horgan’s last day in the BC Legislature

1 pm speech in BC Legislature on Feb 9, 2023

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Former Premier John Horgan delivered his last speech in the BC Legislature on Feb 9, 2023. [livestream]

Thursday February 9, 2023 | VICTORIA, BC [Updated 3 pm | See Feb 9, 2023 speech news coverage & analysis]

by Mary P Brooke, Editor | Island Social Trends

Former Premier John Horgan will make his last speech in the BC Legislature today (set for 1 pm), Thursday February 9, 2023.  

He will stay on as MLA for Langford-Juan de Fuca for a short while longer, then resign his seat “before the end of the fiscal year” (which comes up March 31, 2023).

You can watch that on the BC Legislature’s website video stream. Afterward he will take media questions. That will be covered live on some TV stations.

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36th Premier of BC, John Horgan, delivering his last speech in the BC Legislature, Feb 9, 2023. [livestream]

Posted after the speech: Island Social Trends analysis of what was said by John Horgan (and others about his departure) this day.

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Digest of departure articles (June 2022 to Oct 2022:

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Premier John Horgan and Premier-Designate David Eby arriving together to the BC NDP caucus room, Oct 24, 2022. [Mary P Brooke / Island Social Trends]

Meanwhile, here is a digest of our articles from summer and fall 2022 about Horgan’s well planned departure from provincial politics:

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Mary P Brooke, Editor, Island Social Trends

Island Social Trends emerged in mid-2020 from a preceding series of publications by founder/editor Mary P Brooke and published by Brookeline Publishing House Inc, covering news of the Vancouver Island region, BC and national issues through a socioeconomic lens.

The publication series began with MapleLine Magazine (2008-2010), then morphed to a weekly print newspaper Sooke Voice News (2011-2013), and then into the weekly PDF/print West Shore Voice News (2014-2020). The news at IslandSocialTrends.ca (2020 to present) is entirely online.