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Premier John Horgan announces new cabinet to build a better B.C.

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Premier John Horgan announces new cabinet to build a better B.C.

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Backgrounders

Members of the Executive Council
  • Premier – Hon. John Horgan
  • Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training – Hon. Melanie Mark
  • Minister of Agriculture – Hon. Lana Popham
  • Attorney General – Hon. David Eby
  • Minister of Children and Family Development – Hon. Katrine Conroy
  • Minister of State for Child Care – Hon. Katrina Chen
  • Minister of Citizens’ Services – Hon. Jinny Sims
  • Minister of Education – Hon. Rob Fleming
  • Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources – Hon. Michelle Mungall
  • Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy – Hon. George Heyman
  • Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier – Hon. Carole James
  • Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development – Hon. Doug Donaldson
  • Minister of Health – Hon. Adrian Dix
  • Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation – Hon. Scott Fraser
  • Minister of Jobs, Trade, and Technology – Hon. Bruce Ralston
  • Minister of State for Trade – Hon. George Chow
  • Minister of Labour – Hon. Harry Bains
  • Minister of Mental Health and Addictions – Hon. Judy Darcy
  • Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing – Hon. Selina Robinson
  • Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General – Hon. Mike Farnworth
  • Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction – Hon. Shane Simpson
  • Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture – Hon. Lisa Beare
  • Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure – Hon. Claire Trevena

 
Parliamentary secretaries

  • Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness – Jennifer Rice
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Poverty Reduction – Mable Elmore
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors – Anne Kang
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Multiculturalism – Ravi Kahlon
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Technology – Rick Glumac
  • Parliamentary Secretary for TransLink – Bowinn Ma

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Ministry Responsibilities

The BC Public Service is divided into ministries. Each ministry is responsible for a specific area of public policy, government function or service delivery. 

Ministries may also be responsible for certain Crown corporations, agencies, boards, commissions and other affiliate organizations for which the Province appoints certain board members or has significant operational or oversight interests and responsibilities.

Following is the revised summary of ministry responsibilities as of July 28, 2017.

OFFICE OF THE PREMIER

General Responsibilities:

  • Strategic policy and legislative priorities
  • Corporate planning
  • Cabinet Operations, Executive Council and Committees
  • Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat

MINISTRY OF ADVANCED EDUCATION, SKILLS AND TRAINING

General Responsibilities:

  • Universities
  • Colleges and other public post-secondary institutions and organizations
  • Private training institutions
  • Post-secondary financing
  • Post-secondary policy, accountability and quality assessment
  • Student services including financial assistance
  • Labour market, information and skills training programs
  • WorkBC.ca and WelcomeBC.ca information sites
  • Industry and trades training policy
  • Sector labour market partnerships
  • B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint
  • Cross-ministry labour market priorities co-ordination

Crown Corporations, Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Other Key Organizations:

  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists
  • Association of Chartered Professional Accountants
  • BCcampus
  • Boards of Examiners – landscape architects and music teachers
  • British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
  • British Columbia Council for International Education
  • Colleges and institutes
  • Commissioner for Appeals – Private Training Act
  • Degree Quality Assessment Board
  • Industry Training Authority
  • StudentAid BC Appeal Committee
  • University, college and institute boards of governors

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE

General Responsibilities:

  • Agriculture,  seafood and food processing policy and business development, including land-use planning
  • Plant and animal health
  • HealthBC Chief Veterinary Officer
  • Food safety, quality inspection and consumer protection
  • Commercial fisheries and fish processing
  • Marine fisheries and seafood industry development
  • Agrifood and seafood domestic and international marketing and trade
  • Business risk management, including Production Insurance Special Account
  • Licensing, inspection and standards for slaughter facilities
  • Animal welfare

    Crown Corporations, Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Other Key Organizations:

  • Agricultural Land Commission
  • BC Farm Industry Review Board
  • BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • College of Veterinarians of BC
  • Various marketing boards and commissions

MINISTRY OF ATTORNEY GENERAL

General Responsibilities:

  • Access to justice services
  • Criminal justice and prosecution services
  • Civil and family law policy
  • Family justice services
  • Administrative law policy
  • Court services and administration
  • Dispute Resolutions Office
  • Legal aid
  • Public legal education and information
  • Legal services to government
  • Family maintenance and locate services
  • Justice transformation
  • Protection and promotion of human rights
  • Investigation and Standards Office
  • Justice data
  • Judiciary
  • Crown Proceeding Act administration
  • Public Guardian and Trustee Special Account administration
  • Gaming policy, enforcement and responsible gambling strategy
  • Liquor control and licensing

Crown Corporations, Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Other Key Organizations:

  • BC Ferry Commission
  • BC Human Rights Tribunal
  • BC Law Institute
  • BC Lottery Corporation
  • BC Review Board
  • BC Utilities Commission
  • British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre
  • Building Code Appeal Board
  • Civil Resolution Tribunal
  • Community Care and Assisted Living Appeal Board
  • Employment Standards Tribunal
  • Environmental Appeal Board
  • Financial Services Tribunal
  • Forest Appeals Commission
  • Health Professions Review Board
  • Hospital Appeal Board
  • Independent Investigations Office
  • Industry Training Appeal Board
  • Insurance Corporation of BC
  • Judicial Council of the Provincial Court of BC
  • Labour Relations Board
  • Law Foundation and Law Society of BC
  • Legal Services Society
  • Liquor Distribution Branch
  • Mental Health Review Board
  • Notaries Public Foundation and Board of Examiners
  • Oil and Gas Appeal Tribunal
  • Property Assessment Appeal Board
  • Public Guardian and Trustee
  • Safety Standards Appeal Board
  • Surface Rights Board

MINISTRY OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT

(Including Minister of State for Child Care)

General Responsibilities:

  • Adoption services
  • Child safety, family support and children in care services
  • Foster care
  • Child care financial assistance and services
  • Early childhood development
  • Children and youth with special needs
  • Community-based child and youth mental health
  • Youth custody and forensic psychiatric services
  • Service delivery administration, policy, integrated case management, quality assurance and other system supports
  • Provincial Office of Domestic Violence
  • Columbia River Treaty

Crown Corporations, Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Other Key Organizations:

  • BC College of Social Workers
  • Columbia Basin Trust
  • Columbia Power Corporation
  • Provincial Child Care Council

MINISTRY OF CITIZENS' SERVICES

General Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Partnerships Office
  • Procurement and supply services
  • Queen's Printer
  • Office of the Chief Information Officer
  • Technology Solutions
  • Network BC
  • Service BC
  • BC OnLine
  • BC Registry Services
  • Government real estate and accommodation services
  • Freedom of Information policy and administration
  • Chief Records Officer and corporate information and records management
  • Lean BC

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

General Responsibilities:

  • K-12 standards and accountability
  • K-12 funding and financial reporting
  • Curriculum, assessment and reporting
  • Special needs inclusive education
  • Independent and offshore schools
  • Public school capital and seismic program
  • Literacy and official languages in education
  • Libraries
  • Teacher regulation
  • Scholarships
  • BC Training and Education Savings Program Special Account grants
  • StrongStart BC early learning centres
  • Open School BC

Crown Corporations, Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Other Key Organizations:

  • BC Teachers' Council
  • Commissioner for Teacher Regulation
  • Disciplinary and Professional Conduct Board
  • Education Advisory Council
  • Independent School Teaching Certificate Standards Committee
  • Independent schools
  • School districts

MINISTRY OF ENERGY, MINES AND PETROLEUM RESOURCES

General Responsibilities:

  • Electricity and alternative energy development policy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Renewable energy development
  • Innovative Clean Energy Fund
  • Renewable and low carbon intensity fuels policy
  • Mines and mineral resources policy
  • Mines and minerals permitting, inspections, compliance and enforcement
  • Mineral and coal exploration, development and tenuring
  • BC Geological Survey
  • Oil and gas policy
  • Upstream development and liquefied natural gas
  • Oil and gas pipelines and strategic initiatives including First Nations engagement

Crown Corporations, Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Other Key Organizations:

  • Assayer Certification Board of Examiners
  • BC Oil and Gas Commission
  • British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority and Powerex Corporation

MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE STRATEGY

General Responsibilities:

  • Parks, Park Enhancement Fund and protected areas
  • Air, land and water quality and water quality standards
  • Pollution prevention and waste management
  • Species and ecosystem policy, science and information management
  • Water-use policy, science and information management
  • Water and air monitoring and reporting
  • Conservation officer service
  • Climate Action and Climate Leadership Plan
  • Environmental monitoring and state of environment reporting
  • Sustainable Environment Fund administration
  • Environmental emergency response
  • Invasive marine species and integrated pest management

Crown Corporations, Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Other Key Organizations:

  • College of Applied Biology
  • Environmental Assessment Office

MINISTRY OF FINANCE                                                                      

General Responsibilities:

  • Treasury Board Staff
  • Economic and fiscal analysis, policy, planning and management
  • Capital planning and management
  • Office of the Comptroller General
  • Corporate accounting services
  • Internal audit services
  • Crown governance including Crown Agencies Resourcing Office
  • Board Resourcing and Development Office
  • Treasury and Insurance and Risk Management Special Account administration
  • Bonding and other financial securities
  • Regulation of financial services, capital markets, occupational pension plans, real estate services, societies and other matters affecting financial interests and corporations
  • Tax policy, major federal transfers and Canada Pension Plan
  • Tax assessment and collection including property, income and consumer
  • Forestry, mines, oil and gas revenue assessments and collections
  • Loan and accounts collection and management
  • Homeowner grants administration
  • Employee benefits and Long-Term Disability Fund Special Account administration
  • Government Communications and Public Engagement
  • Housing Priority Initiatives Special Account
  • BC Prosperity Fund

Crown Corporations, Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Other Key Organizations:

  • Auditor Certification Board
  • BC Pension Corporation
  • BC Public Service Agency
  • BC Securities Commission
  • British Columbia Investment Management Corporation
  • Credit Union Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Financial Institutions Commission
  • Government House
  • Insurance Council of British Columbia
  • Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate
  • Partnerships BC
  • Public Sector Employers' Council and provincial public sector employer’s associations
  • Real Estate Council and Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia

MINISTRY OF FORESTS, LANDS, NATURAL RESOURCE OPERATIONS AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

General Responsibilities:

  • Forests, grazing and range authorizations and stewardship policy
  • Forests for Tomorrow
  • Timber supply, inventory and tree improvement
  • Forest health, enhancement planning and stewardship policy
  • BC Timber Sales Special Account administration
  • Forest tenures, pricing, competitiveness and innovation
  • Wildfire management and preparedness
  • Softwood lumber trade
  • Resource roads and bridges
  • Crown land allocations, authorizations, investment strategies, restoration, contaminated site management and Special Account administration
  • Water use planning and authorizations
  • Flood management, dam and dyke safety and regulation
  • Drought management
  • Marine and land use planning  and implementation
  • FrontCounter BC
  • Aquaculture tenuring
  • Aboriginal consultation and coordination
  • Backcountry recreation, sites and trails
  • Resorts and alpine ski developments
  • Fish, wildlife and habitat management
  • Angling, hunting and trapping licensing and permitting
  • Provincial maps and air photos
  • Invasive plants and species
  • Archaeology policy, permitting and conservation of historic places
  • Resource management compliance and enforcement
  • Rural BC Secretariat
  • Community transition and adjustment services
  • Regional economic and rural development
  • Economic and community response to mountain pine beetle

Crown Corporations, Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Other Key Organizations:

  • Associations of BC Land Surveyors and Forest Professionals
  • BC Land Title and Survey Authority
  • Creston Valley Wildlife Management Authority
  • Forest Enhancement Society of BC
  • Forest Practices Board
  • Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC
  • Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation
  • Integrated Cadastral Information Society
  • Muskwa-Kechika Advisory Board
  • Private Managed Forest Land Council
  • Rural Advisory Council
  • Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission
  • Timber Export Advisory Committee

MINISTRY OF HEALTH

(Including Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors)

General Responsibilities:

  • Leadership and support for the health service delivery system
  • Health regulation and licensing
  • Health system performance analytics, management and reporting
  • Medical Services Plan
  • PharmaCare
  • Vital statistics
  • Health promotion, protection and preventative health
  • Public health
  • HealthLinkBC
  • Primary and community care
  • Community and home support services
  • Assisted living and residential care
  • Mental health and substance use services
  • End-of-life and palliative care
  • Diagnostic services
  • Hospital and emergency services
  • Health human resource planning
  • Health information management and technology
  • Health system governance and financial management
  • Health facilities policy and planning
  • Health Special Account for health care, research, promotion and education services

Crown Corporations, Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Other Key Organizations:

  • BC Clinical and Support Services Society
  • BC Emergency Health Services and BC Ambulance Service
  • BC Patient Safety and Quality Council
  • Data Stewardship Committee
  • Drug Benefit Council
  • Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board
  • Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission
  • Health Care Practitioners Special Committee for Audit Hearings
  • Health Shared Services BC
  • Medical Services Commission
  • Office of the Provincial Health Officer
  • Office of the Seniors Advocate
  • Patient Care Quality Review Boards
  • Professional colleges – medical and health services
  • Provincial health authorities and First Nations Health Authority

MINISTRY OF INDIGENOUS RELATIONS AND RECONCILIATION

General Responsibilities:

  • Aboriginal policy and co-ordination, including consultation and accommodation policy
  • Negotiation and implementation of treaty and  other economic and reconciliation agreements
  • Crown/First Nations relationships
  • Strategic partnerships, initiatives and community development
  • First Citizens' Fund
  • First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund

Crown Corporations, Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Other Key Organizations:

  • BC Treaty Commission
  • First Peoples' Heritage, Language and Culture Council (First Peoples' Cultural Council)
  • Haida Gwaii Management Council
  • Minister's Advisory Council on Aboriginal Women
  • New Relationship Trust

MINISTRY OF JOBS, TRADE AND TECHNOLOGY

(Including Minister of State for Trade and Parliamentary Secretary for Technology)

General Responsibilities:

  • BC Jobs Plan
  • Workforce development and provincial immigration policy and programs
  • Provincial Nominee Program
  • Centre for Data Innovation
  • Centre for data driven innovation/integrated data office; DataBC/Enterprise data systems
  • Economic development policy and sector analysis
  • Major Investments Office
  • International and internal trade policy
  • Export market development
  • International investment attraction
  • International trade and investment offices and representatives
  • International missions coordination
  • New West Partnership and other internal trade agreements
  • Venture capital program
  • Investment capital
  • BC Tech Fund
  • International marketing
  • Small Business Roundtable
  • Small Business BC
  • Smart regulation and regulatory reform
  • Small Business Accord
  • Technology & innovation
  • #BCTECH Strategy
  • BC Knowledge Development Fund
  • BC Stats

Crown Corporations, Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Other Key Organizations:

  • AdvantageBC International Business Centre
  • Aboriginal Business and Investment Council
  • BC-Alcan Northern Development Fund
  • BC Immigrant Investment Fund Ltd. and BC Renaissance Capital Fund Ltd.
  • BC Innovation Council
  • British Columbia Trade and Invest Ltd.
  • Forestry Innovation Investment Ltd.
  • HQ Vancouver
  • Nechako-Kitimat Development Fund Society
  • North Island Coast Development Initiative Trust (Island Coastal Economic Trust)
  • Northern Development Initiative Trust
  • Premier's Technology Council
  • Premier’s Women’s Economic Council
  • Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust
  • Vancouver International Maritime Centre

MINISTRY OF LABOUR

General Responsibilities:

  • Labour relations
  • Employment standards
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Workers compensation policy

Crown Corporations, Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Other Key Organizations:

  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
  • Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau Joint Advisory Committee
  • Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal
  • Workers’ and Employers’ Advisers Offices
  • WorkSafeBC

MINISTRY OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTIONS

General Responsibilities:

  • Policy development
  • Program evaluation
  • Research
  • Opioid Secretariat/Task Force

MINISTRY OF MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS AND HOUSING

(Including Parliamentary Secretary for TransLink)

General Responsibilities:

  • Community charters and other local government policy and legislation
  • Local government services
  • University Endowment Lands Special Account and administration
  • Local government planning and infrastructure financial assistance
  • Property assessment policy and services
  • Community gaming grants
  • TransLink planning, policy and legislation
  • Housing and homeless policy
  • Affordable housing initiatives and BC HOME Partnership program
  • Transition houses
  • Housing, rental and shelter financial assistance and supports
  • Building policy
  • Safety standards and inspections
  • Residential tenancy and landlord-tenant dispute resolution
  • Housing Endowment Fund administration

Crown Corporations, Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Other Key Organizations:

  • Audit Council of the Auditor General for Local Government
  • BC Assessment Authority
  • BC Housing Management Commission
  • Board of Examiners (local governments)
  • British Columbia Safety Authority
  • Building Policy Advisory Committee
  • Islands Trust Fund Board
  • Office of the Auditor General for Local Government
  • Property Assessment Review Panels
  • Provincial Rental Housing Corporation
  • TransLink

MINISTRY OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND SOLICITOR GENERAL

(Including Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness)

General Responsibilities:

  • BC Coroners Service
  • Correctional services and special account administration
  • Crime prevention
  • Criminal record checks
  • Policing
  • Private security industry regulation
  • Protection order registry
  • RoadSafetyBC
  • Victim services and Victim Surcharge Special Account administration
  • Civil Forfeiture and Criminal Asset Management Special Accounts administration
  • Consumer protection
  • Cannabis policy 
  • Provincial emergency planning and preparedness, mitigation, prevention, response and recovery
  • Flood protection and planning
  • Office of the Fire Commissioner
  • Disaster financial assistance

Crown Corporations, Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Other Key Organizations:

  • Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit and Organized Crime Agency of BC
  • Consumer Protection BC
  • E-Comm
  • Motor Vehicle Sales Authority of BC
  • Police Boards

MINISTRY OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND POVERTY REDUCTION

(Including Parliamentary Secretary for Poverty Reduction)

General Responsibilities:

  • Income assistance and supports
  • Disability assistance
  • Accessibility
  • Employment programs and WorkBC employment centres
  • Provincial Disability Strategy
  • Adult community living services
  • Social innovation and partnerships
  • Seniors supplement
  • Healthy Kids Program
  • Community employment partnerships

Crown Corporations, Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Other Key Organizations:

  • Community Living BC
  • Employment and Assistance Appeal Tribunal
  • Expert Advisory Panel on Specialized Population (Employment Programs of BC)

MINISTRY OF TOURISM, ARTS AND CULTURE

(Including Parliamentary Sport and Multiculturalism)

General Responsibilities:

  • Tourism strategy
  • Mountain resort initiative and municipal and regional district tax program
  • Aboriginal tourism
  • Film, television and digital policy
  • Sports  development, including Physical Fitness and Amateur Sport Fund
  • Arts and cultural  development, including BC Arts and Culture Endowment Fund
  • Multiculturalism

Crown Corporations, Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Other Key Organizations:

  • BC Arts Council
  • BC Games Society
  • BC Pavilion Corporation
  • Creative BC
  • Destination British Columbia
  • Knowledge Network Corporation
  • Legacy Initiatives Advisory Council
  • Medal of Good Citizenship Committee
  • Minister’s Council on Tourism
  • Multicultural Advisory Council of BC
  • Office of the BC Athletic Commissioner
  • Royal BC Museum
  • viaSport British Columbia
  • Whistler Sport Legacies Society and 2010 Games Operating Trust

MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

General Responsibilities:

  • Transportation planning and policy, except for TransLink legislation and governance
  • Highway construction, maintenance and operations
  • Commercial vehicle safety, inspections, standards, licensing and permits
  • Port, airport and Pacific Gateway strategy and development
  • Infrastructure and infrastructure grants for BC transit, TransLink and highways
  • Access to Build Canada Fund
  • Major capital project management and infrastructure partnerships
  • Rural subdivision approvals
  • Container trucking and Passenger Transportation Registrar and licensing
  • Public transit and coastal and inland ferries
  • Provincial Rail Safety Registrar

Crown Corporations, Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Other Key Organizations:

  • Airport and Port Authorities
  • BC Ferry Authority
  • BC Railway Company and BC Rail Properties Ltd.
  • BC Transit Corporation
  • BC Transportation Financing Authority
  • Office of the BC Container Trucking Commissioner
  • Passenger Transportation Board
  • Victoria Regional Transit Commission
  • Transportation Investment Corporation

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