June 13, 2017 6:27 pm
Updated: June 13, 2017 6:37 pm

BC Liberal Party Executive Director Laura Miller stepping down

WATCH Thu, Dec 17: A top executive with British Columbia's Liberal party, Laura Miller, has resigned after she was hit with criminal charges in Ontario. Keith Baldrey reports.

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The BC Liberal Party’s Executive Director Laura Miller is moving on.

The party confirmed the exit on Tuesday, saying Miller had been on board to see the party through B.C.’s recent election campaign.

Speaking to reporters Tuesday, BC Liberal MLA Andrew Wilkinson said Miller had completed her contract and was moving on as campaign managers usually do.

He added that her exit had nothing to do with the party losing its majority for the first time in 16 years.

Miller, a key BC Liberal organizer, returned to the party in March of last year.

She had stepped down in December 2015 to organize her defence against criminal charges in Ontario.

Miller is facing charges of breach of trust and mischief stemming from a police investigation into deleted emails during her time as deputy chief of staff with Dalton McGuinty’s Ontario Liberal government.

McGuinty’s chief of staff David Livingston is also facing charges in that case.

The investigation was launched in 2013, after McGuinty cancelled a pair of gas-fired power plants in Oakville and Mississauga ahead of Ontario’s 2011 provincial election.

Miller’s trial is scheduled to start in September.

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