Mike Bernier was elected as MLA for Peace River South in 2013 and re-elected in 2017 and 2020. Mike is currently the Official Opposition Critic for Housing and the Official Opposition Critic for Accessibility.
Bernier has served as the Official Opposition Co-Critic for Finance, Transportation and Infrastructure, Critic for Oil and Gas Development and as a member of the Select Standing Committee on Legislative Initiatives.
He has served as Minister of Education, and as Parliamentary Secretary for Energy Literacy and the Environment to the Minister of Environment. He has also served on the Cabinet Committee on Strong Economy. Before being elected to the Legislature in 2013, Bernier served as Mayor of Dawson Creek, elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2011. He also served as a Dawson Creek city councillor from 2005 to 2008.
Bernier is the past President of the North Central Local Government Association. He has also served on the Peace River Regional District, B.C. Mayors Climate Leadership Council, Community Energy Association, Council of Resource Community Mayors, Northeast Regional Advisory Committee, Site C Regional and Local Government Liaison Committee, Northern Development Initiative Trust, and the South Peace Economic Development Commission.
Bernier has lived in Dawson Creek since 1993 and has 20 years of experience in the natural gas industry.