MLA: Hon. Teresa Wat – Richmond Centre
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Dear Father, we thank You for the expertise capability & experience Hon. Teresa Wat brings to this portfolio. We pray and she will be deepened in her trust in You to lead and direct her path.
May she be aware of Your daily presence, not only in the details of her own life, but in the global world she is called to lead and find great favour for. Abundantly bless her work, her home and in all she does, give her joy. In His name, Jesus. Amen.
Teresa Wat was elected to represent the riding of Richmond Centre on May 14, 2013. She was appointed Minister for International Trade and Minister Responsible for the Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism on June 10, 2013.
She also serves as a member of the Cabinet Committee on Strong Economy and the Priorities and Planning Committee.
Teresa was the president and CEO of Mainstream Broadcasting Corporation CHMB AM1320 and has also served as the news director at Channel M Television (now OMNI TV), and previously served as a communications advisor at B.C.’s Cabinet Policy and Communications Secretariat.
Teresa was instrumental in the launch of B.C.’s first-ever live Cantonese, Mandarin and Punjabi daily television news programs. In 2013, Teresa received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award for her community service work. In 2010, she was appointed to the Canadian Women Voters Congress Advisory Board and was recognized as one of B.C.’s top 100 most influential women by the Vancouver Sun. She is also currently a board member of the school of journalism at UBC.