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B.C. Tourism Minister Melanie Mark resigns from cabinet to take medical leave

Vancouver-Mount Pleasant MLA Melanie Mark has resigned from cabinet. (Michael McArthur/CBC - image credit)
Vancouver-Mount Pleasant MLA Melanie Mark has resigned from cabinet. (Michael McArthur/CBC - image credit)

B.C. Tourism Minister Melanie Mark has resigned from cabinet to go on medical leave effectively immediately.

A statement from the premier's office Wednesday said Mark is taking leave "to focus on pressing and urgent personal matters."

"While I regret that she will not be at the cabinet table, I respect her decision and her commitment to her constituents," Premier John Horgan wrote.

Citizen Services Minister Lisa Beare has assumed responsibility for tourism, arts, culture and sport in addition to her current portfolio.

No further information was provided.

More to come.