Silence is speaking volumes after Premier Brian Pallister announced he was stepping down.

On Tuesday afternoon in Brandon, Pallister stood alone, saying he would be leaving his position as Premier and is not seeking re-election. Pallister did not take any questions, despite leaving many such as when is he leaving, and will he continue on as the MLA for Fort Whyte.

Along with his silence, members of Manitoba's PC Party have been quiet. One day later, not one elected official under his leadership, excluding the party's president, has released any kind of personal statement.

Tom Wiebe, the president of Pallister's party, shared a statement on behalf of the party immediately after the announcement.

"I would like to thank Premier Pallister for all he has done for Manitobans. Since becoming leader, he worked tirelessly to build our party and unite us in our efforts," Wiebe says.

Other parties have chimed in, including opposite leader Wab Kinew.

"Today - goodbye Mr. Pallister. Soon - goodbye PC government. The problems of the last few years weren’t just the fault of the Premier, they were the fault of the party that supported his decisions each step of the way," Kinew tweets.

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs shared a statement, making it clear they would not be thanking Pallister for his time as premier.

Grand Chief Arlen Dumas says "while we as political leaders always attempt to thank outgoing leaders for their years of service, unfortunately, in this case, we at the AMC cannot."