Premier Christy Clark announced a mini cabinet shuffle on Thursday. Former Education Minister, Peter Fassbender has been shifted from education to be the minister in charge of TransLink.
Peter Fassbender is now Minister of Community, Sport, Cultural Development and Minister Responsible for Translink.
Coralee Oakes is Minister of Small Business, Red-Tape Reduction and Minister Responsible for the Liquor Distribution Branch.
Naomi Yamamoto is Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness, which will now be in the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.
Mike Bernier is Minister of Education.
“Today’s changes are about making sure British Columbians in every region benefit from our plan to create jobs by growing our strong and diverse economy,“ said Premier Clark. “We have the opportunity now to build on a record of student achievement with long-term labour peace in place, to strengthen our support for small business, which is the backbone of our economy, to work together with communities to prepare for the future, and to put in place a plan to prevent and manage emergencies or natural disasters so that our province can recover with our future secured.”
As well, Premier Clark has made the following changes to parliamentary secretaries:
Jordan Sturdy is now Parliamentary Secretary for Energy Literacy and the Environment for Minister of Environment Mary Polak. Sturdy also will chair the Climate Leadership Panel.