New BC Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure
November 26, 2020 | Category: Government Updates
Victoria, BC – Following October’s provincial election, newly re-elected BC Premier, John Horgan, announced his cabinet today with a focus on rebuilding the province’s economy.
“The pandemic has turned the lives of British Columbians upside down,” the premier said Thursday. “We have come a long way together, but we have much further to go. This skilled, diverse team is ready to continue our fight against COVID-19 and build an economic recovery that includes everyone.”
Hon. Rob Fleming (MLA for Victoria-Swan Lake) moves from the education portfolio to become Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. Prior to his election as an MLA in 2009, Rob served two terms as a councillor for the city of Victoria.
WESTAC thanks former Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Hon. Claire Trevena, for her leadership and contribution to the Council for the past 2.5 years and looks forward to growing its relationship with both the Ministry and Minister Fleming.
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Hon. Rob Fleming Biography
Prior to his election as an MLA, Rob served two terms as a Victoria city councillor. He chaired the city’s finance committee and represented Victoria at the Capital Regional District, the Victoria Regional Transit Commission, the Capital Region Housing Corporation and Tourism Victoria.
As a city councillor, Rob was a leading advocate for public transit and affordable housing. He was instrumental in the creation of the Capital Region’s Affordable Housing Trust and the region’s transportation plan.
Rob has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Victoria. He worked in research and communications and was a research and policy analyst for the Ministry of Advanced Education. He was involved in many community organizations and travelled to El Salvador to monitor elections there.
Rob lives in Victoria with his wife Maura, daughter Rory and son Jack. He is a dedicated soccer fan and player and is now helping coach his son’s team.
The Western Transportation Advisory Council (WESTAC) is a council of organizations in the transportation sector represented by senior decision-makers. WESTAC’s members span all aspects of freight transportation in Canada. They include carriers and logistics providers, ports and terminals, shippers, labour unions, and the three levels of government. Members represent a significant share of the western Canadian economy. We focus on critical issues that affect Western Canada’s freight transportation network to ensure that it is safe, efficient, reliable and competitive.