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Stilwell battling anonymity in bid

The biggest challenge Moira Stilwell faces in her bid to become B.C.’s next premier is the fact that many people don’t know who the heck she is, the first-term MLA for Vancouver-Langara said yesterday.

The biggest challenge Moira Stilwell faces in her bid to become B.C.’s next premier is the fact that many people don’t know who the heck she is, the first-term MLA for Vancouver-Langara said yesterday.

Stilwell, B.C.’s minister of economic and skills development, announced yesterday that she was resigning from cabinet and was throwing her hat into the ring to replace Gordon Campbell.

“I look forward to letting people get to know me and see my life experience,” said Stilwell, who was elected in 2009 and is a radiologist and nuclear medicine physician by trade.

“They will judge what kind of person and experiences they think are best to lead and I think I have something different.”

Stilwell wants to raise the minimum wage and said she would like to hold a vote on the HST sooner than the fall. She also wants to focus on “people capital,” identifying the jobs of the future and getting people trained to do them.