09/13/2012 07:32 EDT | Updated 11/13/2012 05:12 EST

BC Liberals Won't Hold Fall Legislature Session


VICTORIA - Liberal House Leader Mike de Jong says the government isn't planning to recall the legislature this fall.

De Jong says the Liberals will spend the fall meeting with constituents and ensuring British Columbians get to know Premier Christy Clark's new cabinet ministers.

Last week, Clark shuffled her cabinet after several veteran ministers, including Kevin Falcon, George Abbott and Blair Lekstrom, announced they wouldn't be running in the May election.

Opposition New Democrat finance critic Bruce Ralston isn't surprised the Liberals aren't recalling the legislature this fall, but says it's a mistake.

He says the Liberals have the opportunity in the fall to introduce new legislation and hold themselves accountable for their policies in the weeks prior to the election.

The legislature will resume sitting in February with a throne speech and the introduction of the budget.

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