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British Columbia Premier Plans to Step Down After Cancer Battle

  • John Horgan, 62, says he’s cancer-free but energy is flagging
  • New Democratic Party to hold leadership convention in the fall
John Horgan
John HorganPhotographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg

British Columbia Premier John Horgan announced that he plans to step down in the fall after recently battling cancer for the second time.

The 62-year-old premier, who is one of Canada’s most popular politicians, said he will continue to lead the Pacific Coast province until the New Democratic Party holds a leadership convention later this year.