Premier David Eby unveiled a new cabinet Wednesday that places women and people of colour in high-profile roles and promotes rising stars to two new ministries for housing and emergency preparedness. Katrine Conroy will hold the province’s purse strings as finance minister, bumping Selina Robinson. …Eby’s 27 cabinet picks … prioritizes housing and climate change with a new ministry for emergency management and climate readiness headed by rising star Bowinn Ma. …Ravi Kahlon will head the new housing ministry, created by Eby to ensure housing development is a key plank of his government. …Eby called Conroy … “rural tough” saying she brings considerable experience and a “rural lens” to the role. Conroy said she had asked to stay in the forestry portfolio, despite the vitriol and online hate she received over the province’s old growth policy… Nathan Cullen replaces Josie Osborne as minister for water, land and resource stewardship. …Bruce Ralston has moved from the Energy Ministry to Forestry.
Additional coverage: BC Government press release – New cabinet ready to take action on cost of living, health care, housing, climate