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Children and Family Development

Honourable Katrine Conroy

Katrine Conroy is the Minister of Children and Family Development and Minister Responsible for the Columbia Basin Trust, Columbia Power Corporation and the Columbia River Treaty.

Katrine Conroy has represented the West Kootenays as MLA since 2005. Since 2017, she has been British Columbia’s Minister of Children and Family Development, as well as Minister Responsible for the Columbia Basin Trust, Columbia Power Corporation and the Columbia River Treaty.

While in Opposition, Katrine was the caucus whip in addition to being spokesperson for seniors, Interior economic development, labour, the Columbia Power Corporation, the Columbia Basin Trust and the Columbia River Treaty.

Katrine had a varied career before becoming an MLA. She was one of B.C.'s first female power engineers and has worked as an early childhood educator, executive director of a multi-service, non-profit agency, a college instructor and a small business person.

Together with her husband Ed, Katrine raised four children and has nine grandchildren, and for 42 years, has lived on their ranch in Pass Creek.

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