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Posted: June 12, 2017

Clovechok named Premier’s Parliamentary Secretary

Premier Christy Clark and her Executive Council were formally sworn in by Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon today at Government House in Victoria.

“Our province needs a strong economy, one capable of supporting the services and high quality of life that British Columbians expect and deserve,” stated 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 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,” she 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 centres thrive, and create opportunities for each other.”

Clark’s cabinet, which will eventually face a non-confidence vote due to the NDP/Green Party bloc, is largely a veteran one, with many familiar names returning to familiar ministries.

A noticeable difference includes Rich Coleman taking over as Minister of Energy and Mines, following former Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett’s retirement.

Included in this morning’s Executive Council announcement was Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok being named Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier.

The legislature has been recalled to sit on June 22.

Lead image: Despite being elected for the first time May 12, Doug Clovechok is no stranger to Premier Christy Clark. Here the premier campaigns in Kimberley in 2013 with Clovechok. e-KNOW file photo


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