Sunday, May 29, 2011

MLA: Hon. Harry Bloy - Burnaby-Lougheed - Minister of Social Development and Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism

Father God, we are grateful for our country and province and all our governmental leaders. Today we pray for MLA Hon. Harry Bloy our Minister of Social Development and Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism. We ask that you would give him divine wisdom, revelation and insight into the needs of the various types of special needs and social programs that he oversees. We thank you for his commitment and dedication to seeing that all citizens of British Columbia are cared for and integrated into everyday life in this wonderful province of ours. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen

Harry Bloy was appointed Minister of Social Development and Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism on March 14, 2011. He was first elected in the riding of Burquitlam in 2001 and was re-elected in the May 2005 provincial general election. He won election to the Legislature for a third time in 2009 for the new riding of Burnaby-Lougheed.

Harry also serves on the Treasury Board and Cabinet Committee for Families First.

Previously, Harry served on the Government Caucus Committee for Natural Resources and Economy and three Select Standing Committees: Finance and Government Services; Parliamentary Reform, Ethical Conduct, Standing Orders and Private Bills; and, Legislative Initiatives. In addition, he is the Deputy Chair of Committee of the Whole.

Harry has also served on the Crown Corporations, Public Accounts, Finance and Government Services committees. He was also a member of the Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Prior to being an MLA, Harry was the President of a local telecommunications company. Harry earned a marketing diploma from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto after which he worked as a systems analyst before moving into retail. Starting as a district manager, he became national marketing manager for a countrywide retail chain. In 1979 Harry and his brother opened the first in a series of convenience stores and over the next 12 years developed, operated and expanded the chain before selling the business.

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