Horgan Out: After reflection, BC Premier to step down in Fall



British Columbia Premier John Horgan has made the decision that he will not be seeking re-election in 2024 and will be stepping down from the job once a new leader is elected in the fall.


"My health is good, but my energy flags as the days go by," Horgan said at a news conference on Tuesday afternoon in Vancouver.


Horgan said that he and his wife spoke over the weekend and both came to the conclusion that it was time, "My spouse and I just felt it was time."


Horgan has been the leader of the British Columbia New Democratic Party since 2014, and became premier of BC in 2017 after he and the leader of the Green Party of British Columbia Andrew Weaver signed a supply management agreement to oust the governing British Columbia Liberals.


Horgan and his BC were elected to a majority mandate in 2020 after two and a half years in a minority situation.


"I’m not able to make another six-year commitment to this job,” Horgan said during a news conference.


Horgan added that he informed the BC NDP caucus earlier this morning.