|Today, Premier Christy Clark announced British Columbia’s new cabinet. It’s a team that brings together experience, expertise, and fresh perspectives from every region of our province.
This team represents continuity on the policies that have BC leading the country – a strong economy, rapid job creation, and controlling government spending to keep taxes low.
The new cabinet also reflects what we heard from British Columbians in the election – responding to the aspirations and concerns of people right across our province. It includes five new ministers, including BC’s first ever elected Indigenous cabinet minister with a portfolio.
In the coming days, we’ll have more to share about how we would build on our record:
As always, we will propose those ideas in the context of balanced budgets, low taxes, and getting to yes on economic development in rural and urban communities.
In ten days, the Legislature will meet to elect a speaker and hear a Speech from the Throne outlining our agenda. This will be followed by a vote of confidence, and it’s likely we will not win that vote.
However, we have a responsibility to ensure stability through these uncertain times – by putting forward our plan as the party that won the most seats, and following the conventions of our democratic system.
The coming weeks and months may be full of uncertainty, but you can be sure of this: our team, working with people like you throughout British Columbia, will be working hard to ensure the continued strength of the BC Liberal Party and the province that we love.
John Rustad (Nechako Lakes): Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation
Andrew Wilkinson (Vancouver-Quilchena): Attorney General & Minister of Justice
Norm Letnick (Kelowna-Lake Country): Minister of Agriculture
Stephanie Cadieux (Surrey South): Minister of Children & Family Development
Mike Bernier (Peace River South): Minister of Education
Mary Polak (Langley): Minister of Health
Michael de Jong (Abbotsford West): Minister of Finance
Steve Thomson (Kelowna-Mission): Minister of Forests, Lands, & Natural Resource Operations
Donna Barnett (Cariboo-Chilcotin): Minister of State for Rural Economic Development
Teresa Wat (Richmond North Centre): Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for the Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism
Shirley Bond (Prince George-Valemount): Minister of Jobs, Tourism, & Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour
Mike Morris (Prince George-Mackenzie): Minister of Public Safety & Solicitor General
Coralee Oakes (Cariboo North): Minister of Small Business & Red Tape Reduction and Minister Responsible for the Liquor Distribution Branch
Rich Coleman (Langley East): Minister of Energy & Mines
Michelle Stilwell (Parksville-Qualicum): Minister of Social Development & Social Innovation
Todd Stone (Kamloops-South Thompson): Minister of Transportation & Infrastructure
Ellis Ross (Skeena): Minister of Natural Gas Development and Minister Responsible for Housing
Jas Johal (Richmond-Queensborough): Minister of Technology, Innovation, & Citizen Services
Sam Sullivan (Vancouver-False Creek): Minister of Community, Sport, & Cultural Development
Jordan Sturdy (West Vancouver-Sea to Sky): Minister of Environment
Linda Reid (Richmond South Centre): Minister of Advanced Education
Jane Thornthwaite – Parliamentary Secretary for Child Mental Health and Anti-Bullying to the Minister of Children and Family Development
John Yap – Parliamentary Secretary for Liquor Reform Policy to the Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction and Minister Responsible for Liquor
Darryl Plecas – Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors to the Minister of Health
Simon Gibson – Parliamentary Secretary for Independent Schools to the Minister of Education
John Martin – Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
Laurie Throness – Parliamentary Secretary for Corrections to the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General
Greg Kyllo – Parliamentary Secretary for the BC Jobs Plan to the Minister of Jobs, Tourism, and Skills Training
Dan Ashton – Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance
Linda Larson – Parliamentary Secretary for Rural Education to the Minister of Education
Marvin Hunt – Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development
Michael Lee – Parliamentary Secretary for Housing Affordability to the Minister of Natural Gas Development and Minister Responsible for Housing
Joan Isaacs – Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education to the Minister of Education
Doug Clovechok – Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier