Tuesday, July 18, 2017
John Horgan sworn in as BC Premier
The Globe and Mail is reporting that British Columbia Premier John Horgan was formally sworn in (today) Tuesday - the first New Democrat in 16 years to hold the office – as he named a cabinet that must immediately turn its attention to a wildfire crisis that has displaced almost 46,000 people. Mr. Horgan, whose party worked with the third-place Greens to defeat the former Liberal government following the May 9 election, acknowledged the unfolding disaster that has overshadowed the transition of power.
“As we gather, we’re mindful of the tens of thousands of British Columbians who have been forced from their homes,” Mr. Horgan said during a swearing-in ceremony at the Lieutenant-Governor’s residence in Victoria.
The new Cabinet consists of: Carole James as the Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier. Mike Farnworth is the Minister for Public Safety and Solicitor General. Bruce Ralston is the Minister for Jobs, Trade and Technology. While Adrian Dix is the Minister of Health.
So let's devote some funds to drug treatment instead of drug promotion and bring back the Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Unit. We can balance the budget by fixing the BC Hydro fraud.