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There is nothing, in this cosmetic switcheroo, that achieves any of Premier John Horgan’s boldly stated goals and accomplishments


In a media release from the BC government this morning, Premier John Horgan announced changes to his cabinet to, as was stated ... reflect government’s commitment to a strong, sustainable and innovative economy that benefits people and communities throughout British Columbia.

BC's Premier changes the face of government
Changes would only be accurate, by the most technical of interpretations, as two cabinet members switched roles ... and one was replaced.

In the replacement department, Anne Kang has been appointed Minister of Citizens’ Services, replacing Selina Robinson ... no word of where she ends up, or what new role she may have. Perhaps she is off to the back benches?

Meantime Mungall and Ralston should be fine moving in to each others offices, and making a name change on their doors.

In what used to be called the Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology under Bruce Ralston, Michelle Mungall is now the new Minister of Jobs, Economic Development Competitiveness.  Again, according to the media release her role will encompass ... the promotion of BC's tech sector, economic growth in communities around the province and support business competitiveness. She will also be responsible for trade, and engage with industry associations and major sectors on government's approach to quality economic growth.

Down the hall, Bruce Ralston will now be the Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.

I found it interesting to note that rather than beginning a description of his duties, as they related to the actual advancement of this sector, especially given there have been now new mines brought in to production during the past two year, instead his ‘key priorities’ (the words of government) will include the ...

... implementation of ministry initiatives supporting CleanBC – government’s plan for climate action – and in so doing, support innovation and development in the clean technology sector, including renewable energy and carbon capture and storage.

I’m sure that rural BC will be greatly impressed!

With that in mind, I find it a sad joke to see these words issued from NDP Premier John Horgan:


These ministers will work hard every day to deliver sustainable economic growth that provides good jobs, a better quality of life and a stronger province for people in every region”.

Seriously??  Does he actually believe this nonsense? But let’s continue ...

British Columbia has tremendous advantages. We have rich, natural resources, innovative technologies, skilled entrepreneurs and a competitive business environment”.

He then went on to state; “Our government has shown that investing in services people need and making life more affordable grows our economy and helps B.C. remain resilient. We’re going to keep working for people and make sure our economy works for everyone, in every region.”


It’s sadly, little more than, more of the same.

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