Cabinet shuffle on deck

Premier Christy Clark announced the following changes in
cabinet responsibilities today:

* 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.

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