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Our Government: Christy Clark introduces new Executive Council

Our Government: Christy Clark introduces new Executive Council

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark and her Executive Council were formally sworn in by Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon on June 12 at Government House. 

"Our province needs a strong economy, one capable of supporting the services and high quality of life that British Columbians expect and deserve," said Premier Clark. "But the public has also said they want us to do things differently to address areas that impact their lives and their families every day - this new cabinet reflects that message."

The Executive Council reflects modern, diverse British Columbia. Its 22 members include:

Thirteen men and nine women.

Ten ministers from Metro Vancouver/Fraser Valley, 12 from Northern B.C., Vancouver Island, and the B.C. Interior.

Three who use wheelchairs.

Five new ministers, including British Columbia's first elected Indigenous cabinet minister with a portfolio.

"The provincial election made two things clear: British Columbians want a government that will work across party lines, and one that will bridge the divide between urban and rural British Columbians," Premier Clark said.

"For as long as we have the confidence of the legislature, we will work to bridge this gap, and create an environment where both resource-dependent communities and dynamic, tech-focused urban centers thrive, and create opportunities for each other."

The legislature has been recalled to sit on June 22, 2017.