Transportation Minister will definitely seek another term

By Doug Collins
May 10, 2016 - 5:18am Updated: May 10, 2016 - 10:38am

KAMLOOPS --  A great opportunity to serve. That's how Kamloops MLA and B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone describes his first three years in office.

Stone says he will definitely seek another term in office when the next provincial election is held next May.

Stone says there have been great opportunities as MLA to serve residents of the city, and opportunities to serve the province as Minister of Transportation.

He says continued widening of the Trans Canada Highway to Alberta is a major project, as well as continued upgrades to traffic flow in the Lower Mainland and other areas.

Stone says there have been more passing lanes installed on Highway 5 North, and a variable speed limit plan will be announced soon.

While his Kamloops counterpart, Health Minister Terry Lake, isn't committing one way or the other yet on running again, Stone says it's a tough decision. He says it's a personal decision that every politician has to come to grips with, and it's not an easy one to make. 

Lake says he wants to give it a bit more time to determine his future plans. He was first elected to the legislature in 2009, but prior to that, served as City Councillor for one term before being elected Mayor of the City for one term in 2005. 

Stone says he's been pleased to serve as Christy Clark's Transportation Minister and a lot has been accomplished in that area by the government in the past three years. 

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