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Penticton MLA Bill Barisoff won't run again

Penticiton MLA Bill Barisoff says he will not run again in the upcoming May 2013 provincial election. (CBC)
B.C. Liberal and legislative house speaker Bill Barisoff is getting out of politics.

The Penticton MLA has announced he will not run in the next provincial election.

Just a few weeks ago, Barisoff brushed aside calls for his resignation after the Auditor General issued a scathing report on the legislature's finances.

As speaker, house finances are Baristoff's responsibility, and at the time, he took responsibility for the poor bookkeeping -- but as he tells Daybreak host Chris Walker, that's not why he's leaving politics.

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