The Canadian PressMarch 19, 2014 04:34
VICTORIA - B.C. New Democrat Bruce Ralston has been named the Opposition house leader while John Horgan runs for the party leadership.
Ralston, the member for Surrey-Whalley, will take over house duties immediately from Horgan, who announced on Monday that he's running to replace Leader Adriane Dix.
Horgan, the NDP's energy critic, said he decided to enter the leadership race after other New Democrats persuaded him to run.
Horgan and NDP finance critic Mike Farnworth are the only contenders so far in the leadership bid.