B.C. Premier Christy Clark has released a statement on Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty's decision to resign.

Clark commends McGuinty's years of service and praised his record as Canada's "longest-serving Premier."

McGuinty served as leader of the Ontario Liberal party for 16 years and as was elected the province's premier in 2003.

McGuinty stepped down Monday amid a scandal over the cancellation of two power plants in the Greater Toronto Area. Ontario's legislature has also been prorogued.

B.C. Premier Christy Clark's full statement below:

"Premier Dalton McGuinty has served his province and our country
with distinction for many years and will be missed around the
Premiers' table.

"As the longest-serving Premier in Canada he helped build consensus,
always striving to unite Canadians rather than divide.

"He conducted himself with dignity and a generosity of spirit. He
deserves our admiration and respect for his tremendous contribution
to helping build Ontario and Canada.

"I wish him and his family all the best as they enter the next
chapter of their lives."

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  • <a href="http://www.angus-reid.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/2012.09.10_Premiers_CAN.pdf" target="_hplink">Angus Reid Public Opinion surveyed 6,657 Canadian adults</a> from August 21 to August 27, 2012. The margin of error is +/- 1.2 per cent, 19 times out of 20.

  • Brad Wall - Net Approval +38

    Approve: 66 per cent Disapprove: 28 per cent Not Sure: 6 per cent

  • Alison Redford - Net Approval +18

    Approve: 55 per cent Disapprove: 37 per cent Not Sure: 8 per cent

  • Greg Selinger - Net Approval +7

    Approve: 48 per cent Disapprove: 41 per cent Not Sure: 10 per cent

  • David Alward - Net Approval +3

    Approve: 47 per cent Disapprove: 44 per cent Not Sure: 10 per cent

  • Kathy Dunderdale - Net Approval -15

    Approve: 39 per cent Disapprove: 54 per cent Not Sure: 8 per cent

  • Dalton McGuinty - Net Approval -28

    Approve: 32 per cent Disapprove: 60 per cent Not Sure: 9 per cent

  • Jean Charest (Outgoing) - Net Approval -32

    Approve: 32 per cent Disapprove: 64 per cent Not Sure: 3 per cent

  • Christy Clark - Net Approval -36

    Approve: 28 per cent Disapprove: 64 per cent Not Sure: 8 per cent

  • Darrell Dexter - Net Approval -41

    Approve: 26 per cent Disapprove: 67 per cent Not Sure: 8 per cent