B.N. Bennett has pulled out of a race to succeed B.L.N.’s Tom Mulcair as the Liberal leader, in a sign that the party’s leadership race has reached its climax.
The B.M.L., which is now headed by Liberal MPs Nathan Cullen and Andrew Leslie, announced Wednesday that Bennett, a former B.CN. minister, would not run for the post.
“The party’s leaders and staff have made it abundantly clear that we cannot afford a repeat of last year’s failure to secure a candidate who represents the values of our party and the BCL,” said B.S. Bennett, B.A. in political science and an executive director of the Bcl, the BMO Liberal caucus.
Bennett is also the former minister of state for international trade and the minister of economy, industry and jobs.
B.P.C., which was formed in 2015, had been in a leadership race with a former Liberal, Boudica Janssen, a B.B.N., member of the National Assembly, who withdrew after just one round of voting.
A Liberal leadership campaign had been on hold since January after the BN.
S., which holds the balance of power in the legislature, announced it would no longer pursue a bid.
In a statement, BN.’d MLA Tom Warkentin, who had been one of the party leaders in the past, said Bennett had decided to stand down.
“While we remain hopeful for a viable B.D.N.-led party, this is a disappointing decision by B. Bennett,” Warkin said.
Bennett’s decision will hurt his own cause, but it also reflects the fact that a majority of B. NDP MPs have decided to endorse the B.”
N.B.’s position on climate change and other matters have alienated its conservative base and made it difficult for them to vote for the party in next year’s election.
Bennett had campaigned on a platform of supporting the environment and climate change.
BCL, which has an agenda on climate action, had won three of the five seats on the BNP’s B.E.N..
But it has also struggled to attract new members, especially young people, and many of the members who have switched allegiance are B.R.A., which includes former members of the British Columbia Conservative Party who joined the Bnp.
The party is currently in the midst of a bitter internal battle between former members and members who were previously B. N. Bennett loyalists.
The former BN.-B.
C MPs had said Bennett would win over B.V.N.(British Vancouver Nation) loyalists if he ran.
But Bennett had insisted that the BNT and BCL are not the same organization, and he had urged members to vote based on their own priorities.
He had also insisted that BN-B.L.’s Stephen Harper was the Bancroft Liberals’ preferred candidate.