Abbotsford MLA Mike de Jong stays in finance minister’s post

Premier Christy Clark unveiled her new provincial cabinet in Vancouver on Friday, which includes 19 MLAs.

  • Jun. 7, 2013 2:00 p.m.
Mike de Jong

Mike de Jong

Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong will remain as the provincial finance minister in Premier Christy Clark’s new cabinet line-up, announced this afternoon. He was appointed to that position in the fall of 2012.

Nineteen MLAs were appointed to ministerial posts by Clark. They will be officially sworn in on Monday.

Abbotsford South MLA Darryl Plecas, a UFV criminologist, was appointed as the parliamentary secretary to the minister of justice and attorney general for crime reduction.

The members include:

Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Gas and Housing Rich Coleman; Forests, Land and Natural Resources Steve Thomson, Health Minister Terry Lake, Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister John Rustad, Education Minister Peter Fassbender, Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk, Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone, Small Business and Tourism Minister Naomi Yamamoto, Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm, Environment Minister Mary Polak, Jobs, Tourism, and Skills Training Minister and Minister Responsible for Labour Shirley Bond, Justice Minister and Attorney General Suzanne Anton, International Trade and Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism Minister Theresa Wats, Community Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes, Energy, Mines Minister and Minister Responsible for Core Review Bill Bennett, Children and Families Minister Stephanie Cadieux, Technology and Citizen Services Minister Andrew Wilkinson.