Kevin Falcon announces Official Opposition Shadow Ministers

VANCOUVER (December 8, 2022) – Following the announcement of David Eby’s new supersized cabinet and the creation of several new ministries, BC United Leader Kevin Falcon released the following statement announcing new Official Opposition shadow ministers:

“While the NDP may have anointed a new Premier and grown the size of Cabinet, British Columbians still haven’t seen things improve after continued NDP inaction on the important issues facing people in every corner of our province.

“Our BC United Caucus remains committed to holding them to account for that lack of action in areas like healthcare, affordability, and public safety, all while continuing to push government for bold responses to the various crises we must collectively tackle.

“As the Official Opposition, we have a responsibility to make sure David Eby and the NDP are held accountable for their decisions in government and I’m excited to name new opposition shadow ministers today to do just that.

“I’m incredibly proud to work with such a talented team of dedicated MLAs who will use their diverse skills and experience to ask tough questions, raise important issues, and work hard on behalf of their constituents and all British Columbians.”

Shadow Minister Portfolios:

Dan Ashton – Shadow Minister for Municipal Affairs

Bruce Banman – Shadow Minister for Emergency Management, Climate Readiness & Citizen Services

Mike Bernier – Shadow Minister for Forests

Shirley Bond – Shadow Minister for Health, Seniors Services & Long-Term Care

Doug Clovechok – Shadow Minister for Columbia Basin Initiatives

Dan Davies – Shadow Minister for Social Development & Poverty Reduction

Mike De Jong – Shadow Minister for Attorney General

Lorne Doerkson – Shadow Minister for Water, Land & Resource Stewardship & Rural Development

Trevor Halford – Shadow Minister for Transportation & Infrastructure, ICBC & Affordability

Karin Kirkpatrick – Shadow Minister for Housing & Childcare

Greg Kyllo – Shadow Minister for Labour & Skills Training

Michael Lee – Shadow Minister for Indigenous Relations & Reconciliation

Norm Letnick – Shadow Minister for Children & Family Development

Renee Merrifield – Shadow Minister for Environment & Climate Change, Gender Equity & Inclusion

Peter Milobar – Shadow Minister for Finance

Mike Morris – Shadow Minister for Public Safety & Solicitor General

Coralee Oakes – Shadow Minister for Advanced Education

Ian Paton – Shadow Minister for Agriculture & Food

Ellis Ross – Shadow Minister for Energy & LNG

Tom Shypitka – Shadow Minister for Mines & Low Carbon Innovation

Ben Stewart – Shadow Minister for Tourism & Trade

Todd Stone – Shadow Minister for Jobs, Economic Development & Innovation

Elenore Sturko – Shadow Minister for Mental Health, Addiction, Recovery & Education

Jordan Sturdy – Shadow Minister for BC Ferries, Fisheries & Aquaculture

Teresa Wat – Shadow Minister for Multiculturalism, Anti-Racism Initiatives, Arts & Culture


Caucus Officers:

Leader – Kevin Falcon

House Leader – Todd Stone

Caucus Chair – Coralee Oakes

Caucus Whip – Doug Clovechok

Deputy Caucus Whip – Lorne Doerkson

Assistant Deputy Speaker – Jackie Tegart