MLA: Hon. Christy Clark – Westside-Kelowna
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Almighty God, we bring before you the Honourable Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia. We thank you for the many years she has served the citizens of this province , may she be blessed for the many sacrifices made as a result of public life.We ask that you would grant her your wisdom, counsel and a strong sense of that which is right, just and good. Give her a deep understanding of the things that move your heart and the courage to stand. We speak a blessing over her family as we pray for a sound mind, good health and joyful strength for them. Amen.
Christy Clark was sworn in for her second term as British Columbia’s 35th Premier on June 10, 2013 and was elected Westside-Kelowna MLA in a by-election on July 10, 2013.
She previously served as the MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey (2011-2013), Port Moody-Burnaby Mountain (1996-2001) and Port Moody-Westwood (2001-2005). She has served as Deputy Premier, Minister of Education, Minister of Children and Family Development and vice-chair of Treasury Board.
She took a break from government in 2005 to spend more time with her family. She worked in the media during her time from government, including as a columnist and commentator and host of the “Christy Clark Show” on CKNW.
Premier Clark brought the anti-bullying “Pink Shirt Campaign” to British Columbia to raise awareness of issues related to bullying in our schools, workplace and communities.
She has received several awards, including the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award and the 2009 Woman of the Year in BC by the Consumer Choice Awards. She attended Simon Fraser University (SFU), the Sorbonne (France) and the University of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK), studying Political Science and Religious Studies. She was born and raised in Burnaby and graduated from Burnaby South Senior Secondary.