With a chance to start fresh and let bygones be bygones Premier Christy Clark has chosen to keep the hurt happening and stiff Dr. Moira Stillwell and Sam Sullivan out of cabinet positions in her new cabinet unveiled today.
Sullivan was a former mayor of Vancouver who has hands on experience with Government management and would have been a great fit with the new cabinet.
The handling of Dr.Stilwell leaves more to be desired in that if you recall she was a former BC Liberal leadership aspirant who was passed over in Clark’s first cabinet. She most recently served as a Minister of Social Development.
With her background Dr.Stilwell should have be named Minister of Health.
But no; In Clark’s world a former Environment Minister ( Terry Lake) is more qualified for that portfolio?
Could it be Clark is getting even for the good doctor speaking out over the premier’s transgression with the red light during the election?
This coming from a premier who spoke of respect in one of her opening lines in her speech?
There is about as much chance of Dr. Stilwell getting respect in BC Liberal circles as is their budget actually balancing.
Not going to happen.
If you are interested here is the list from today’s announcement:
Deputy Minister, Minister of Natural Gas Development and minister responsible for housing: Rich Coleman
Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation: John Rustad
Minister of Advanced Education: Amrik Virk
Minister of Agriculture: Pat Pimm
Minister of Children and Family Development: Stephanie Cadieux
Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development: Coralee Oakes
Minister of Education: Peter Fassbender
Minister of Energy and Mines and minister responsible for core review: Bill Bennett
Minister of Environment: Mary Polak
Minister of Finance and Government House Leader: Mike de Jong
Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations: Steve Thomson
Minister of Health: Terry Lake
Minister of International Trade, minister responsible for Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism: Teresa Wat
Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and minister responsible for labour: Shirley Bond
Minister of State for Tourism and Small Business: Naomi Yamamoto
Minister of Justice and Attorney General: Suzanne Anton
Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services: Andrew Wilkinson
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure and deputy house leader: Todd Stone
Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation: Don McRae.