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Premier Horgan announces new B.C. cabinet

Posted on July 20, 2017

Premier John Horgan has officially announced his new cabinet.

The new cabinet is made up of 20 ministers and two ministers of state. In addition, six MLAs have been named as parliamentary secretaries. Premier Horgan’s cabinet is the first in B.C. history to achieve gender parity, with 10 women named to cabinet and one named minister of state.

The new minister of transportation and infrastructure is Claire Trevena, MLA for the riding of North Island. Trevena was elected to her fourth consecutive term in office in the May election, and has now represented the riding since 2005. The new minister of energy, mines, and petroleum resources is Michelle Mungall, MLA for the riding of Nelson-Creston. Mungall was first elected in 2009, and is now serving her third term in office. George Heyman, serving his second term as the MLA for Vancouver-Fairview, has been named as the new minister of environment and climate change strategy.

The government includes a mix of new and experienced MLAs and also includes:

  • Four ministers and two parliamentary secretaries aged 40 and under
  • 10 ministers and parliamentary secretaries who identify as a visible minority
  • The first First Nations woman appointed to cabinet

“Starting today, we will deliver a government that works for people. We’re going to work hard every day to build a better B.C.,” said Horgan.

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