MLA: Hon. Christy Clark – Westside-Kelowna – Premier and President of the Executive Council
Monday, January 18, 2016
Prov. 3:5,6, is our earnest prayer for Hon. Christy Clarke, as she leads this province of BC in this New Year, 2016, to guide and direct her with clear vision, as she deals with the many vital issues, that will build a strong province with good values. May she be filled with Your knowledge , divine wisdom and understanding needed to make wise decisions according to Your will. We pray she will be blessed with grace, strength and good health, for the responsible role, she carries as Premier. Cover her, and her family with Your protection, as they experience Your love, peace and joy, daily. We pray in Jesus dear name. 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.