|Stand by your man - Moira Stilwell sees Exit sign and backs - now literally - George Abbott and gives Kevin Falcon the cold shoulder - Bill Tieleman photo|
Ida Chong and Margaret MacDiarmid counter by endorsing Kevin Falcon
Will Mike de Jong be next to bail out? Abbott or Falcon most likely to benefit
And Abbott says his Number 2 vote for leader will go to Falcon
More on this breaking news shortly but clearly a great day for Abbott, a good day for Falcon and a bad day for Christy Clark and Mike de Jong - can de Jong be the next to drop out and who will he support if so?
Rumours continue that either Abbott or Falcon will get the nod if he does.
And de Jong could be the kingmaker if he goes to either before the February 26 vote takes place.
The biggest loser in that case would be Clark, who in months of campaigning has been unable to convince a single sitting BC Liberal MLA other than Harry Bloy that she should be the province's next premier.
Even with polls showing Clark to be the most popular and least tainted of all BC Liberal candidates, party loyalty and caucus support tell me that this race will not go to Christy.
NOTE: I am unable to attend the Basi-Virk evidence disclosure issue hearing today due to my daughter's illness but will attempt to provide an update here later with links to media reports from those in attendance.