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B.C. health minister Terry Lake won’t run a third time

WATCH: B.C. Health Minister Terry Lake speaks to Global News one-on-one about why he will not be seeking reelection.

British Columbia’s health minister Terry Lake says he won’t be running in the next provincial election.

Terry Lake will be leaving at the end of his second term.

The member of the legislature for the Kamloops-North Thompson riding says the decision to not seek re-election in May was not easy but the change will be good for him and his family.

Lake was appointed health minister in June 2013 after serving as environment minister for two years.

The veterinarian and former mayor of Kamloops has been on leave since 2009 from Thompson Rivers University, where he teaches animal health.

Lake declined to say what he may do after leaving politics.

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