VICTORIA, B.C. – B.C. Premier John Horgan announced he shuffled his cabinet today.
“The B.C. Green Caucus welcomes Ministers Ralston, Mungall and Kang to their new cabinet portfolios, and we look forward to working with them to advance British Columbia into the 2020s,” said BC Green Party interim leader Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich-North and the Islands. “BC’s economy is primed to capitalize on the opportunities that arise from the emerging economy. I hope that the removal of ‘technology’ from the name of the ministry does not reveal a lack of support for critical role innovation plays in our economy. We have a unique opportunity in this province to harness innovation to build a resilient and sustainable economy - we cannot let this pass us by.”
MLA Bruce Ralston, who was named minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology in 2017, will be switching roles with Energy, Mines and Petroleum Minister Michelle Mungall. Government is also renaming the Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology to Jobs, Economic Development, and Competitiveness.
MLA Anne Kang is also taking over the role as Minister of Citizens' Services.
Former Minister of Citizens’ Services MLA Jinny Sims resigned from cabinet in October following the appointment of a special prosecutor for an RCMP investigation related to her. Housing Minister Selina Robinson assumed responsibility for Sims last year and is now replaced by MLA Kang.