Elections Politics Premier John Horgan announces new cabinet to build a better B.C. By News Desk Posted on July 26, 2017 2 min read 0 0 1,587 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. Ministerial portfolios reflect the government’s focus on making life better for people including a stand-alone Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, a Minister of State for Child Care, and a Minister for Social Development and Poverty Reduction. The government is also putting a special focus on jobs and opportunity in B.C.’s tech sector. The government includes a mix of new and experienced MLAs and also includes: Four ministers and two parliamentary secretaries aged 40 and under 10 ministers and parliamentary secretaries who identify as a visible minority The first First Nations woman appointed to cabinet “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.