Sunday, January 22, 2012

MLA: Hon. Harry Bloy - Burnaby-Lougheed - Minister of State for Multiculturalism

Our Father, we pray Your blessings will rest on MLA: Hon. Harry Bloy as we give thanks for his many years of faithful service to his constituents in Burnaby-Lougheed.
In his present role as Minister of State for Multiculturalism give him new innovative ideas, clear direction and guidance as he seeks for unity among the many cultures we enjoy in this province.
May he know the love of Your Presence as You grant him honour and favour in all he does in order to to bring good changes to improve the lives of those in this province.
We pray for continued good health for MLA Bloy and his family, safety in travel and fulfillment in the work You have called him to do. In Jesus' Name we pray. Amen

Harry Bloy was appointed Minister of State for Multiculturalism on September 26, 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 as Minister of Social Development and Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism, was 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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