B.C. now has minister for rural development

Premier Christy Clark appoints Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett to a new cabinet position

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett (l) is sworn in by Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon to be the Minister of State for Rural Economic Development

Premier Christy Clark recently announced that she was appointing Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett to a new cabinet position, the Minister of State for Rural Economic Development.

“Every community in British Columbia benefits when our rural communities are strong,” said Premier Clark. “Donna Barnett is a proven champion for rural development who will strengthen our cabinet team as B.C. leads the country in economic growth and jobs, and as we work together to put British Columbians first.”

Premier Clark has also made the following change to parliamentary secretaries:

 

Marc Dalton, MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission, is now Parliamentary Secretary for Métis Relations for Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation John Rustad.