Thursday, June 23, 2011

MLA: Hon. Kevin Falcon - Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier - Surrey-Cloverdale

In our prayers to-day for MLA Hon. Kevin Falcon, may abundant blessings rest on him as he leads this province in the very responsible positions of Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier.

In his past portfolios his integrity and capability as a leader has always shown through. Therefore, it is with confidence that we pray for continued divine wisdom and guidance and sharpened vision as he provides stewardship over the finances of our province.

Thank you for the many daily sacrifices his family is called on to make. Keep their relationships strong by your love, grace and peace. In Jesus Name we pray.

Kevin Falcon was appointed to serve as Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance on March 14, 2011. He also serves as Chair of the Treasury Board.

MLA Falcon was first elected in 2001 to represent the riding of Surrey-Cloverdale, and was re-elected in 2005 and 2009. He previously served as the Minister of Health Services and as Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, initially serving as Minister of State for De-regulation.

As well, Minister Falcon has previously overseen a capital program that includes the Kicking Horse Canyon, the Sea to Sky Highway and the William Bennett Bridge, among many others.

Minister Falcon's leadership earned him recognition in Vancouver Magazine's annual ranking of the city's 50 most influential leaders in 2008.

Before his election to the Legislative Assembly in 2001, Kevin Falcon was president of Access Group, a corporate communications firm he founded in 1998. He has also worked in the real estate development industry and was vice-president of Northwest Investment Properties. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University, and his real estate education at the University of British Columbia.

Kevin has been active with his local Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club. He is a past director of the Vancouver Sea Festival, past-president of the Vancouver Junior Chamber of Commerce and a former volunteer with the Cloverdale RCMP Bike Patrol.

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