Monday, March 14, 2011

Christy Clark cabinet announcement

CBC is reporting that North Vancouver-Lonsdale MLA Naomi Yamamoto has been named Minister of Advanced Education in the new Clark Cabinet.

No other North Shore MLAs have been included in the new Cabinet.


Anonymous said...

Congrats on the appointment to one of our North Vancouver MLA's.

From The Globe & Mail -

Premier Hon. Christy Clark

Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance Hon. Kevin Falcon

Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Hon. Mary Polak

Minister of Advanced Education Hon. Naomi Yamamoto

Minister of Agriculture Hon. Don McRae

Attorney General Hon. Barry Penner

Minister of Children and Family Development Hon. Mary McNeil

Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Hon. Ida Chong

Minister of Education Hon. George Abbott

Minister of Energy and Mines (minister responsible for Housing) Hon. Rich Coleman

Minister of Environment Hon. Terry Lake

Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Hon. Steve Thomson

Minister of Health Hon. Michael de Jong

Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation Hon. Pat Bell

Minister of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government Hon. Stephanie Cadieux

Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Hon. Shirley Bond

Minister of Social Development (minister responsible for multiculturalism) Hon. Harry Bloy

Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Hon. Blair Lekstrom

Anonymous said...

Nice to see Provincial representation for the CNV amongst those closest to the Premier. Hopefully it pays off.

Anonymous said...

Well, none of the other three will likely be running in the next election. So Naomi is the obvious choice.

Anonymous said...

What? No Ralph, no Joan, no Jane. Egads!!!

And the word verification I have to type to post this is undies. Whooda thunk it!

Lyle Craver said...

I personally am not a big Naomi Yamamoto fan but there's no question that the North Shore has been grossly under-represented at the cabinet table for a long time despite being solidly in the Liberal camp.

Surrey is not nearly so solidly in the Liberal camp as we are but has been well represented at the cabinet table and you may think that having cabinet ministers SHOULDN'T help get an area their share of provincial programs but it undeniably does and there's no question Surrey has benefitted hugely from provincial largesse while we haven't. Does anyone seriously doubt that we would have had the Seymour flyover built by now had it been in Cloverdale with Kevin Falcon our MLA?

The North Shore hasn't really had strong cabinet ministers since the days of Jack Davis and Allan Williams (who passed away recently) and it's good to see a local voice at the table.

Anonymous said...

So when is Jane's day in Court? Anyone know?