VANCOUVER - Premier Christy Clark made the following changes to the Executive Council, effective immediately:
- John Yap, Minister of State for Multiculturalism. John currently serves as the chair of the Immigration Task Force, a committee examining the current system of economic immigration to Canada.
Premier Clark also made the following changes to parliamentary secretaries, effective immediately:
- Moira Stilwell, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health with a specific focus on health care innovation. Moira has worked as a radiologist and nuclear medicine physician at B.C. Women's Hospital, St. Paul's, Surrey Memorial and Abbotsford Regional hospitals.
- Rob Howard becomes Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transportation with a specific focus on air services agreements. Rob currently chairs the Select Standing Committee on Finance & Government Services and is a member of the Cabinet Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth as well as the provincial lead for the Air Access Initiative to encourage open skies.
Media can download unedited video and photos of Minister Yap's swearing-in ceremony by clicking the following link: https://ohboy.ca
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John Yap was first elected in the riding of Richmond-Steveston in the 2005 provincial election. He was re-elected on May 12, 2009.
Yap previously served as the Parliamentary Secretary for Clean Technology to the Minister of Energy and Mines, as the Minister of State for Climate Action and as the chair of the Government Caucus. He was also a member of the Treasury Board, the Legislative Review Cabinet Committee, as well as the Select Standing Committees of Public Accounts Crown Corporations and Finance and Government Services.
Moira Stilwell was elected MLA for Vancouver-Langara in the 2009 provincial general election.
She was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Industry, Research and Innovation to the Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation on March 14, 2011. She also serves as vice-chair of the Cabinet Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth.
She previously served as Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development from June, 2009 to October, 2010.
Rob Howard was elected as the MLA for Richmond Centre in 2009.
Provincially, Rob has served on the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts and the Special Committee to Appoint an Information and Privacy Commissioner.
Rob currently chairs the Select Standing Committee on Finance & Government Services, and is a member of the Cabinet Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth and the Special Committee to Appoint a Representative for Children and Youth. Rob is also the provincial lead for the Air Access initiative.
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