BC Solicitor General van Dongen Resigns Over Speeding Tickets
John van Dongen has resigned from his post as BC's Solicitor General after it was revealed that he had lost his driver's licence due to speeding tickets.
Van Dongen will continue to run for re-election in the Abbotsford South riding in British Columbia's upcoming provincial election.
Of course, it's difficult to overlook the irony of the Solicitor General having to resign his position over speeding tickets, while BC's premier was able to keep his job after being arrested for drunk driving at "almost twice the legal limit" back in 2003.
It seems the same rules do not apply to all members of the BC Liberal party.
Last Friday, he asked that the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia and the Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles both be removed from his ministerial responsibilities.
"Over the weekend I have reflected on my actions," van Dongen said in a statement today.
"I have heard from those who have rightly criticized my driving record, that has undermined their confidence in my role as Solicitor General. I do understand how my conduct in this respect has reflected poorly on the credibility of the office."
Van Dongen will continue to run for re-election in the Abbotsford South riding, he said.
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