On Friday, BC Liberal House Leader Mary Polak confirmed Reid would be stepping down as deputy house speaker in the B.C. legislature.

“Linda has certainly been long-serving, not just as speaker. Now it’s time for someone else to take up that role,” Polak said.

Green Party leader Andrew Weaver has been calling for Reid’s resignation since the release of Speaker Darryl Plecas’s report.

“As it stands, there is simply too much mistrust overhanging this place. And we need to give it a fresh start. So, good on the BC Liberals for pulling Ms. Reid from that role,” Weaver said.

The Vancouver Sun published Craig James and Gary Lenz’s response to the Speaker’s report, and they refute each and every allegation, including the version of the purchase of the now infamous wood splitter and trailer described in Plecas’s report.



Mary Griffin