B.C. premier announces minor cabinet shuffle

Two ministers have switched places after the changes and another role has been filled

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B.C. Premier John Horgan has announced some cabinet changes that will see two ministers exchanging roles and another role being filled.

Bruce Ralston and Michelle Mungall have switched places. Ralston, formerly B.C.’s minister of jobs, trade and technology, has been appointed minister of energy, mines and petroleum resources, taking over from Michelle Mungall. Mungall will now take over Ralston’s old position as the – slightly renamed – minister of jobs, economic development and competitiveness.

Anne Kang has been appointed minister of citizens’ services, taking over from Selina Robinson, who was serving as acting minister. Robinson, B.C.’s minister of municipal affairs and housing, had been filling the citizens' services role since Jinny Sims resigned in October.

A full listing of the new cabinet is as follows:

  • Melanie Mark, minister of advanced education, skills and training;
  • Lana Popham, minister of agriculture;
  • David Eby, attorney general;
  • Katrine Conroy, minister of children and family development;
  • Katrina Chen, minister of state for child care;
  • Anne Kang, minister of citizens’ services;
  • Rob Fleming, minister of education;
  • Bruce Ralston, minister of energy, mines and petroleum resources;
  • George Heyman, minister of environment and climate change strategy;
  • Carole James, minister of finance and deputy premier;
  • Doug Donaldson, minister of forests, lands, natural resource operations and rural development;
  • Adrian Dix, minister of health;
  • Scott Fraser, minister of Indigenous relations and reconciliation;
  • Michelle Mungall, minister of jobs, economic development and competitiveness;
  • George Chow, minister of state for trade;
  • Harry Bains, minister of labour;
  • Judy Darcy, minister of mental health and addictions;
  • Selina Robinson, minister of municipal affairs and housing;
  • Mike Farnworth, minister of public safety and solicitor general;
  • Shane Simpson, minister of social development and poverty reduction;
  • Lisa Beare, minister of tourism, arts and culture; and
  • Claire Trevena, minister of transportation and infrastructure.

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