British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell to resign

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  • Thursday, 04 Nov 2010

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell, whose popularity has been battered by a new sales tax policy, announced his resignation on Wednesday saying he had become a distraction for the government.

"It is time for a new person to lead the province," Campbell told a hastily called news conference in downtown Vancouver, saying his decision, which caught political observers off-guard, came after "considerable soul searching".

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