New MLAs bring new energy to Opposition shadow cabinet

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John_Melanie_Jodie_Library_edit_WEBVICTORIA – B.C. New Democrat leader John Horgan welcomed two new members who will bring further energy to the Official Opposition shadow cabinet.

“Jodie Wickens and Melanie Mark represent a renewed energy and diversity to the B.C. New Democrat caucus, and they will be powerful voices for their communities and for all British Columbians,” said Horgan.

Horgan appointed Jodie Wickens, MLA for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain, to the role of deputy spokesperson for education and Melanie Mark, MLA for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant, to the role of deputy spokesperson for housing.

“These two women are extraordinary community leaders, but also mothers, daughters, colleagues and neighbours. They represent the best of so many British Columbians, bringing their passion for education, family, children, and our province’s most vulnerable to the legislature,” said Horgan, “Like all British Columbians, they want an economy what works for everyone, not just the few or fortunate.”

Horgan also announced some other changes to his shadow cabinet. Most notably George Heyman will become the spokesperson on the environment, Spencer Chandra Herbert will take on responsibility for Arts, Culture and Tourism, and David Eby will be responsible for Translink.

A complete list of the updated shadow cabinet is detailed in this document.