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Bernier drops out of Liberal leadership race


Mike Bernier. Facebook photo
Mike Bernier. Facebook photo

The Liberal leadership race, which ballooned up to eight candidates last week, has now shrunk back down to seven.

Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier has dropped out of the race and thrown his support behind Mike de Jong.

“I want to thank my wife Valerie, my family, my riding team, my campaign team, and each and every one of you for your support and encouragement on my BC Liberal Party leadership campaign over the past weeks,” he posted on his Facebook page. “We can be proud of all we accomplished together.”

He will be co-chair of de Jong’s campaign team.

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