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By IBTimes Staff Reporter | February 19, 2013 4:11 AM PST

While announcing to step down from the politics, Job Minister Pat Bell vowed to solve the HD Mining issue in which temporary foreign worker's work permits were questioned.

"I acknowledge that people have lost confidence in the temporary foreign worker program," Huffington Post quoted Bell as saying.

He also said that he would call the Minister of Human Resource, Diane Finley, Monday.

"I actually have a phone call with Minister Finley later on today. I don't like to leave anything unfinished and that's one file I hope to deal with," Bell told Huffington Post.

The British Columbia based HD Mining January 28 announced that the company was returning 16 Chinese workers to China after two B.C. labor unions (International Union of Operating Engineers and the Construction and Specialized Workers Union) filed a court suit questioning the workers' permits.

Pat Bell, Jobs Minister Sunday had announced he won't participate in re-election in May because he suffers from a potentially dangerous disease.

Bell has been diagnosed with a rare type of aneurysm during his recent medical checkup where he might need surgery, according to CBC News.

"With this diagnosis, I need to turn my mind to my personal health and this would take my attention away from my responsibilities as your MLA," said the Veteran Liberal Cabinet Minister from Prince George.

"This is a critical and compelling time for our province and it's equally critical that our team members are able to focus 100 per cent of their attention on the task at hand," said Bell.

Pat Bell has been in the politics for last 12 years in the British Columbia and he has already been nominated to run for the Liberals in the city.

"This is not the way I had planned to exit politics but my time has come. Others will step forward in the coming days to take on the task at hand and they will have my full support," CBC News quoted Bell as saying.

Following Bell's announcement, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark in a statement Sunday acknowledged Bell's contribution to the province.

"For 12 years, Pat Bell has worked hard to create a better, more prosperous British Columbia and now it's time for him to take care of himself and his family," said Clark.

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