Sunday, September 9, 2012

MLA: Harry Bloy - Burnaby-Lougheed

He who gets wisdom loves his own soul, He who keeps understanding will find good. Proverbs 19:8
By the grace of God we are able to bring before the throne room of God MLA: Harry Bloy, a faithful servant of the citizens of British Columbia for many, many years. His endeavours encompass many disciplines and he has excelled in all of them. We pray for him daily health and strength so that he may fulfill his obligations to his constituents. These faithful servants of this great province make tremendous sacrifices in many areas and we sincerely pray that the burdens will not be too onerous, or burdensome to carry. Bless MLA Bloy and his family and may they sense the presence of the Almighty in their daily activities. We pray this in the powerful name of Jesus, our Lord and Saviour. Amen.

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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