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Campbell says he'll seek fourth term

Premier Gordon Campbell said he has every intention of running for a fourth term in the next provincial election.

Campbell told Globe and Mail reporter Ian Bailey "yes, I'm intending to run. And I promised everyone I will announce I'll be 65 when I’m doing it."

The premier was elected to a third term a year ago this week. Since then, Campbell's Liberals have come under fire for introducing the HST, with opposition fueled by former Socred premier Bill Vander Zalm (who should be a natural Campbell ally, says political science professor Dennis Pilon).

Earlier this year, Campbell told Global TV's Keith Baldrey that his 'Golden Decade' officially ends in 2015, and he would stick around to see it to completion. Campbell announced his 'Five Goals for a Golden Decade' in his 2005 speech from the throne.

Colleen Kimmett reports for The Tyee.

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