Wednesday, May 16, 2012

MLA: Harry Bloy - Burnaby-Lougheed

Dear Heavenly Father, our prayers go out to MLA: Harry Bloy and we give thanks for over a decade of faithful service to his constituents in Burnaby-Loughheed. May he and his family be blessed with Your love and presence daily. Grant him wisdom and Your eyes and ears to be able to see and hear as You would that he "may prove what is that good and acceptable and   perfect will of God" (Romans 12:2) for the Province of British Columbia. Lord, we also ask that You would continue to protect and keep in good health MLA: Bloy as he serves so faithfully in our Legislative Assembly. In Jesus' Precious Name we pray!

Harry Bloy 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 State for Multiculturalism, and 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 was 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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