New BC NDP Cabinet plans to continue fighting COVID-19 and look to restore economy

VICTORIA, B.C. – Premier John Horgan announced a new cabinet, Thursday, that will focus on keeping people heal…

VICTORIA, B.C. – Premier John Horgan announced a new cabinet, Thursday, that will focus on keeping people healthy and safe through the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Horgan, his new cabinet for the 42nd Provincial Parliament is ready to continue the fight against COVID-19 and build an economic recovery that includes everyone.

“The pandemic has turned the lives of British Columbians upside down. We have come a long way together, but we have much further to go. This skilled, diverse team is ready to continue our fight against COVID-19 and build an economic recovery that includes everyone.”

The new cabinet members are tasked with continuing government’s cross-ministry response to the pandemic, providing better health care for people and families, delivering affordability and security in B.C.’s communities, and investing in good jobs and livelihoods in a clean-energy future.

The new cabinet includes 20 ministers and four ministers of state, with gender representation remaining balanced.

Seven ministers, plus two ministers of state, retain previous portfolios, and six ministers have changed posts.

The biggest moves in Thursday’s cabinet appointments is Rob Fleming from Education to Transportation and Selina Robinson as the new Finance Minister.

It is to note, the geographic makeup of new the B.C. NDP cabinet is reflective of where they hold power; six ministers and the Premier from Vancouver Island, 10 from Metro Vancouver suburbs, and five from Vancouver, with just three outside those regions.

Further information on the new cabinet can be found on the Province’s website.

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