Elections Politics New Government in British Columbia By News Desk Posted on July 19, 2017 1 min read 0 0 1,528 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Premier John Horgan announced his new cabinet today to build a better B.C. and get results for people. “Our government will offer families relief from high costs and fees, strengthen services like health care and education, and create good jobs and economic opportunity across B.C.,” said Premier John Horgan. “We will put people at the heart of everything we do. And we’ll work hard to deliver on our commitments to British Columbians.” The new cabinet is made up of 20 ministers and two ministers of state. In addition, six MLAs have been named as parliamentary secretaries. Premier Horgan’s cabinet is the first in B.C. history to achieve gender parity, with 10 women named to cabinet and one named minister of state including for the first time a native woman, Melanie Mark from Vancouver-Mount Pleasant. “Starting today, we will deliver a government that works for people. We’re going to work hard every day to build a better B.C.,” said Horgan.