VANCOUVER - Premier Christy Clark issued the following statement today:
"Effective immediately, Dan Doyle will serve as Chief of Staff in the Premier's Office.
"A career public servant who helped build British Columbia's infrastructure, Dan also played a key role in making the 2010 Olympic Winter Games a success and has served as the chair of BC Hydro.
"Earlier this month, the Premier's office was made aware of an incident of concern. Since that time, a review has been undertaken that adhered to the processes set down by the B.C. Public Service Agency. Having considered this review, I accepted the resignation of the Chief of Staff. That letter of resignation is attached.
"As per British Columbia's privacy laws, no more details can be provided."
Office of the Premier
Sept. 23, 2012
Earlier this month I was involved in an incident where I acted inappropriately. I was wrong, regretted my behaviour very much and immediately and unconditionally apologized.
Notwithstanding my genuine apology and sense of regret, and following my meeting with you earlier today I tender my letter of resignation as your Chief of Staff effective immediately.
This will give me a chance to return to Calgary to be with my family - who I have also let down - and from whom I have been separated on a weekly basis for most of the last eight months.
I have been very proud to be at your side and proud of what I helped the team accomplish. Nothing should stand in the way of your successful leadership and the accomplishments of your government in creating jobs and making family life affordable.
I wish you the very best.