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Christy Clark was sworn in for her second term as British Columbia’s 35th Premier on June 10, 2013 and was elected Westside-Kelowna MLA in a by-election on July 10, 2013.
In her new mandate, Premier Clark will continue her relentless focus on strengthening the economy through the BC Jobs Plan and ensure that government controls spending. She will work to ensure we seize the natural gas opportunity before us, fight for economic development opportunities throughout the province, and make sure British Columbians are first in line for the jobs that will come.
She has delivered three consecutive balanced budgets and announced a $1.6 Billion surplus this year – keeping BC on track to eliminate the operating debt in four years, for the first time since 1975.
She also signed a historic six year deal with teachers that will bring five years of labour peace to our classrooms so that every child has the best chance to compete and win on the world stage.
She previously served as the MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey (2011-2013), Port Moody-Burnaby Mountain (1996-2001) and Port Moody-Westwood (2001-2005). She has served as Deputy Premier, Minister of Education, Minister of Children and Family Development and vice-chair of Treasury Board.
She took a break from government in 2005 to spend more time with her family. She worked in the media during her time from government, including as a columnist and commentator and host of the “Christy Clark Show” on CKNW.
Premier Clark brought the anti-bullying “Pink Shirt Campaign” to British Columbia to raise awareness of issues related to bullying in our schools, workplace and communities.
She has received several awards, including the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award and the 2009 Woman of the Year in BC by the Consumer Choice Awards. She was born and raised in Burnaby and graduated from Burnaby South Senior Secondary.