New Premier Christy Clark announced her cabinet today. Local MLA Kevin Falcon was named Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance.
Kevin was first elected in 2001 to represent the riding of Surrey-Cloverdale, and was re-elected in 2005 and 2009. Kevin previously served as Minister of Health Services, Minister of Transportation and Minister of State for De-regulation.
The Finance ministry’s mandate is to provide financial-sector regulation, revenue collection, and services to the public and private sectors through branches which include Treasury Board, Provincial Treasury, Government Services and Registries, Corporate and Ministry Support Services, Revenue Division, Office of the Comptroller General, Business Partnerships Division, and Crown Corporations Secretariat.
The Deputy Premier is the representative of the Premier when she is unable to attend official functions.