New BC Minister of Transportation & Infrastructure

July 18, 2017 | Category: Government Updates


British Columbia, New Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure

WESTAC is pleased to announce that today in Victoria, British Columbia's 36th Premier, Hon. John Horgan and his cabinet were sworn into office.

“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.” (BC Government News Release)

Hon. Claire Trevena (MLA for North Island) was appointed Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. Minister Trevena was most recently the Opposition Critic for the Ministry of Transportation.

WESTAC congratulates Minister Trevena and looks forward to working with her and the Government of BC to focus on critical issues that affect Western Canada’s freight transportation network to ensure that it is safe, efficient, reliable and competitive.

More information:

Hon. Claire Trevena Biography:

Claire was first elected May 17, 2005 as the Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for North Island and was re-elected May 12, 2009, again on May 14, 2013 and re-elected for a fourth term on May 9th, 2017.

Claire was most recently the Opposition Critic for the Ministry of Transportation, which also includes BC Ferries. Claire served as Critic for the Ministry of Children and Family Development from May 2011 until the 2013 election and Assistant Deputy Speaker of the House after the 2009 provincial election until April 2011. She has also acted as Opposition Critic for Childcare, Early Childhood Development and Women’s Issues, and as critic for Employment and Income Assistance.

Claire is an experienced journalist and diplomat with a history of social activism; she was an active trade unionist in her professional life. In the early 1990s, Claire came to Canada as the BBC’s Canada correspondent. Subsequently she worked for the CBC in Toronto. In the mid-1990’s, Claire began working internationally for Canada, the United Nations and other international organizations on democratic development projects in post-conflict societies. She was awarded the Canadian Civilian Peacekeeping Medal.

More information: