Todd Stone expected to enter B.C. Liberal leadership race on Tuesday

British Columbia’s Liberal leadership race is expected to expand to eight candidates, with former transportation minister Todd Stone scheduling a campaign-style blitz Tuesday that sees him visiting Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island and the Interior.

The Kamloops-South Thompson member of the legislature has stops in Surrey and Victoria, then finishes the day with an event at Thompson Rivers University in his hometown of Kamloops.

An email statement Friday from former Liberal cabinet minister Peter Fassbender says B.C. needs a fresh vision to keep the province on track and Stone will make a special announcement about the Liberal party’s future.