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Hon Bruce Ralston, Surrey-Whalley

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Father, we bring in prayer to you Hon Bruce Ralston. May you give him, wisdom as the Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology. This is a very important position in Government he has, so please Father give him Godly wisdom.  Take care of his wife, and his 3 children who are pursing post – secondary educations. We thank you for Bruce, in Jesus name we pray Amen.

Bruce Ralston was first elected MLA for Surrey-Whalley in 2005. He was re-elected in 2009, 2013 and 2017. He is the Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology.

Bruce served as the Official Opposition spokesperson for Natural Gas Development, Trade, Immigration, and Multiculturalism, and also served as Opposition critic for finance, agriculture, international trade, the Asia Pacific strategy, and intergovernmental relations. He served as chair of the Legislature’s Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts from 2009 to 2017, and as a member of the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services from 2006 to 2013. Bruce operated his own law firm in Surrey for many years, and continues to maintain his membership in the Law Society of British Columbia.

A former president of the B.C. NDP, Bruce was born in Victoria and grew up in Vancouver. He has degrees in history and law from the University of British Columbia and a degree in history from the University of Cambridge in England. Bruce is married to Miriam Sobrino. They have three children who grew up in Whalley and attended public schools in Surrey and New Westminster. Their elder son attends graduate school in the U.S., while the other two are pursuing undergraduate post-secondary degrees in Canadian universities. The family is active in their communities through a number of community and sports organizations.