Monday, March 7, 2011

MLA Hon. Colin Hansen Vancouver-Quilchena Minister of Finance and Minister Responsible for Small Business and Deputy Premier Minister of Health Services

We thank You God for Hon. Colin Hansen the MLA for Vancouver-Quilchena who is serving as Minister of Finance and Minister Responsible for Small Business and as Deputy Premier and as Minister of Health Services.  We ask God that You will add strength of body, mind and spirit to this chosen vessel of Yours who is giving of himself to the people of BC in so many ways.  We ask God that You bless him with clarity of vision and a strong sense of purpose and honesty while he continues to serve the people.  Please bless him Lord abundantly.  In Jesus name we pray, amen.

Colin Hansen was re-appointed Minister of Finance and appointed Deputy Premier on June 10, 2009. He previously served as Minister of Economic Development (June 16, 2005 to June 23, 2008), Minister of Health Services (June 5, 2001 to December 14, 2004) and a previous appointment as Minister of Finance (December 15, 2004 to June 15, 2005).

He was first elected in 1996 to represent the electoral district of Vancouver-Quilchena and was re-elected in 2001, 2005 and 2009.

Colin served as health critic for the Official Opposition, as well as the critic for Employment and Investment, and for Labour. He sat on the Select Standing Committees on Crown Corporations and on Economic Development, Science, Labour, Training and Technology.

He also sat on the Official Opposition Caucus Committees on Health and Economy.

Colin received his bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Victoria in 1975. Before his election to the Legislative Assembly, he and his wife Laura owned and operated a small business they established in 1988. Prior to that, he was vice-president of finance and administration for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.

Colin served as a director of the Vancouver-Yokohama Sister City Society and chair of the Vancouver Museum board of trustees. Colin and Laura Hansen have two children and live in the Dunbar area of Vancouver-Quilchena.

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